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The Union In Crisis

  • 1896 BCE

    The Plessy vs. Ferguson Case

    The Plessy vs. Ferguson Case
    The Plessy vs. Ferguson case resulted in the Supreme Court decision to establish legal segregation in public facilities as long as the separate facilities were "equal". The Plessy vs. Ferguson case was significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because it angered the blacks because they did not feel equal because of the separation.
  • 1877 BCE

    Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Jim Crow Laws were segregation laws passed by white southerner legislatures. Jim Crow Laws was significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because the blacks still, after fighting for equality, were treated inferior to whites.
  • 1868 BCE

    The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    The Fourteenth Amendment was added to the Constitution granting the citizenship to former slaves guaranteeing the full rights of citizenship to people born in the United States; equal protection of the laws and the right to due process of law was also guaranteed. The Fourteenth Amendment was significant to the leadership involving the Union in Crisis because the amendment allowed blacks to receive some of the rights they deserved and led to the Reconstruction period of America.
  • 1865 BCE

    The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment
    The Thirteen Amendment was added to the Constitution abolishing slavery throughout the country. The Thirteenth Amendment was significant to the leadership involving the Union in Crisis because slaves were now free and a step was taken towards Reconstruction.
  • 1863 BCE

    The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln after the battle of Antietam. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order that freed slaves in all portions of the United States not then under Union control (Confederate States) The Emancipation Proclamation was significant to the crisis involving the Union in Crisis because it angered the people of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation because he though the south would no longer have strong allies.
  • 1863 BCE

    The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the greatest battle of the Civil War, fought in south-central Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg was significant to the war involving the Union in Crisis because it ended in a major victory for the North and is usually considered the turning point of the war.
  • 1861 BCE

    The Anaconda Plan

    The Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda Plan was a plan created by Union general Winfield Scott to cut off the South's trade using a blockade. The Anaconda Plan was significant to the war involving the Union in Crisis because the plan successfully angered the Confederates, though a very prominent war strategy.
  • 1861 BCE

    The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle of the American Civil War. The Battle of Fort Sumter was significant to the war involving the Union in Crisis because it started the physical confrontations.
  • 1861 BCE

    The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was a decisive engagement in the American Civil War that halted the Confederate advance on Maryland for the purpose of gaining military supplies. The Battle of Antietam was significant to the war involving the Union in Crisis because considered the bloodiest battle of the time period.
  • 1861 BCE

    Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee was the commander of Confederate troops during the Civil War. Robert E. Lee was significant to the war involving the Union in Crisis because the was the commander of the Confederates.
  • 1860 BCE

    The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as president and as a result of the election, slavery was hotly debated (Lincoln sided with abolitionists), South Carolina seceded, economic differences arose between the North and the South, and the Civil War began in 1861. The Election of 1860 is significant to the crisis involving the Union in Crisis because Abraham Lincoln was not favored by the South and seceded with was a major cause disagreement between the North and the South and the start of the Civil War.
  • 1860 BCE

    Secession

    Secession
    Secession was the act of withdrawing form the Union. Secession was significant to the crisis involving the Union in Crisis because the eleven southern states withdrew themselves from the Union and led to the Civil War.
  • 1858 BCE

    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates were a series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas discussing topics such as popular sovereignty and the issue of slavery. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates were significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because these debates made Lincoln a national figure and helped pave the way for his election to the presidency.
  • 1857 BCE

    Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The Dred Scott vs. Sanford case was a Supreme Court decision that ruled slaves were property and had no rights; Missouri Compromise had been viewed as unconstitutional. The Dred Scott case was significant to the crisis involving the Union in Crisis because the decision caused the abolitionists during this time period to become irate and they were now determined to win the presidency in 1860 to enable the freedoms of the slaves.
  • 1856 BCE

    "The Bleeding Kansas"

    "The Bleeding Kansas"
    "The Bleeding Kansas" was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery and pro-slavery elements in Kansas. "The Bleeding Kansas was significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because it turned the people of Kansas against each other;one side for slavery, the other opposing it.
  • 1850 BCE

    The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act was a law a part of the the Compromise of 1850 denying runaway slaves the right to a jury trial, making it a crime to assist runaway slaves and requiring local law enforcement to help capture them. The Fugitive Slave Act was significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because this law angered many northerners and slaves who felt they should be free.
  • 1850 BCE

    The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was Henry Clay's proposal to settle a dispute over slavery in new states; California was admitted as a free state, allowing the remaining territories acquired from Mexico to decide for themselves whether to allow slavery. The Compromise of 1850 was significant to the leadership involving the Union in Crisis because it ended slave trading in the United States.
  • 1846 BCE

    The Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was a proposal banning slavery from any territory the United States acquired in the Mexican Cession; passed in the House but failed in the Senate. The Wilmot Proviso was significant to the leadership involving the Union in Crisis because people wanting to get rid of slavery soon began speaking out and standing up for what they thought was right.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves. Abraham Lincoln was significant to the leadership involving the Union in Crisis because he freed the slaves and preserved the Union in which is our country today.
  • The Writ of Habeas Corpus

    The Writ of Habeas Corpus
    The Writ of Habeas Corpus is the legal right of someone who has been arrested to be brought before a court to have the charges explained, thus prevent unlawful detentions. The Writ of Habeas Corpus was significant to the conflict involving the Union in Crisis because it was suspended by Abraham Lincoln so southerners and people who supported the southerners could be thrown in jail for disrupting the balance of the nation.