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The Civil War Timeline

  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Born in maryland she was one of the main conductors of the underground railroad
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Henry clay proposed a series of agreements stating Under these agreements, Maine was admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. The rest of the Louisiana Territory was split into two parts. The dividing line was set at 36°30´north latitude. South of the line, slavery was legal. North of the line except in Missouri slavery was banned.
  • Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe Trail
    stretched 780 miles from Independence, Missouri, to
    Santa Fe New Mexico. Groups of travlers travled in packs because they feared Native American attacks
  • San Felipe de Austin

    San Felipe de Austin
    Stephen F Ausitn established a colony where there was no Drinking, profanity, and no idling. This colony was made possible by provinding land grants (297 total) to settlers so they could start farms and thrive.
  • Mexico abolishes slavery

    Mexico abolishes slavery
    Mexico abolished slaver so when the colonists settled in texas they demanded them to set their slaves free
  • Abolititon

    the movement to abolish slavery, became the most important of a series of reform movements in America.
  • The liberator

    The liberator
    William Lloyd Garrison wrote it and it was about immediate emmacipation.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Turner and over 50 followers attacked four plantations and killed about 60 whites. Whites eventually captured and executed
    many members of the group, including Turner.
  • Stephen F. Austin Goes to Jail

    Stephen F. Austin Goes to Jail
    Santa Ana imprisioned him for stirring up the texas revolution.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    Determined for the texas settlers to obey mexican law Santa Ana marched his soldiers towards San Antonio while Austin and his followers armed themselves. The rebels ended up winning even after a rough start and Sam Huston was elected president of the republic of texas
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. Blazed the trail and By driving their wagon as far as Fort Boise they proved that wagons could
    travel on the Oregon Trail.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Phrase saying that the US is going to expand to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexican and Native American territory.
  • Texas enters the United States

    Texas enters the United States
    Mexicos government refused to settle boreder disputes with the united states so Polk sent US troops to texas and claimed it as their own.
  • The North Star

    The North Star
    Fredrick Douglas wrote a newspaper about antislavery

    This treaty was singed to end the Mexican American war and establishing the Rio Grande and not the Nueces River as the U.S.-Mexican border.
  • Mexican american war

    Mexican american war
    1846-1848 The Mexican government was encouraging border raids and warning that any attempt at annexation would lead to war. The US wanted to keep expanding even though the North didn't want texas because it would be a slave state. WAR BROKE OUT but then ended with the treaty of GUADALUPE HIDALGO
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman was the most famous conductor. She helped black slaves to freedom in the North through safe houses and many dangerous journies
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    slave state of Texas claimed the eastern half of the New Mexico Territory, where the issue of slavery had not yet been settled. To please the North, the compromise provided that California be admitted to the Union as a free state. To please the South, the compromise pro- posed a new and more effective fugitive slave law.
  • Figuritive Slave Act

    Figuritive Slave Act
    fugitive slaves were not entitled to a trial by jury. Plus anyone con- victed of helping a fugitive was liable for a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    Proposed by Stephen Douglas to help divide the Nebraska Territory into slavery and non slavery sections
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that stressed slavery was not just a political but a moral struggle.
  • Dread Scott v Stanford

    Dread Scott v Stanford
    He was a slave who was taken into a free territory of illnois with his owner and took to court that he should be free but the court ruled against him
  • abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates

    abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates
    Douglas believed in popular sovereignty. Lincoln, believed that slavery was immoral. Douglas won the senate seat but lincoln later went on to run for president.
  • John Browns raid/harpers ferry

    John Browns raid/harpers ferry
    John Brown lead 21 men into Hapers ferry Virgina and wanted to start a slave uprising but he got caught and was immediatly hung
  • Abrahman Lincoln becomes president

    Abrahman Lincoln becomes president
    He said he would halt slave expansion but wouldn't interfere with current slaves in the south. Sitll the south hated him and he often didnt appear on ballots there.
  • Formation of the confederacy

    Formation of the confederacy
    Jefferson davis was president of the Confedercy (South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.)
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    This was the beggining of the struggle between the North and the south. The north had the first victory and took fort sumter.
  • Battle at Antietam

    Battle at Antietam
    Battled at a creek called Antietam. Bloodiest single day battle in history. Confederates managed to get into virginia.
  • Emancipation Proclation

    Emancipation Proclation
    Speech to state that slaves would be free even though it didn't directly affect the confedercy.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    25 miles from Washington DC Stonewall Jackson lead the confederates to the first southern victory.
  • Conscription

    a draft that forced men to serve in the army
  • Income TAx

    Income TAx
    a tax that takes a specified percentage of an individual’s income.
  • Battle at Vicksburg

    Battle at Vicksburg
    Grant leading the Union began weakening the Confederates and managed to take Vicksburg which was the state capital.
  • Battle at Gettysburg

    Battle at Gettysburg
    Near the town of gettysburg turned the tides of war when the north finally won the three day battle with Lee in charge
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Speech made to unify the UNITED STATES!!
  • Shermans March

    Shermans March
    Sherman began his march southeast through Georgia to the sea, creating a wide path of destruction. He was determined to wipe out general Lee
  • 13th Ammendment

    13th Ammendment
    “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly con- victed, shall exist within the United States.” (basically saying no slavery)
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    Grant paroled Lee’s soldiers and sent them home with their possessions and three days’ worth of rations. Within a month all remaining Confederate defiance ended. CIVIL WAR IS OVER! :)
  • Assination of Abraham Lincon

    Assination of Abraham Lincon
    John Wilks Booth assinated Lincoln in Fords Theater because he was a southern sympathaiser.