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  • Uncle Tom's cabin

    Uncle Tom's cabin
    The novel Uncle Tom's cabin is an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.It was published in 1852.The novel featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters—both fellow slaves and slave owners—revolve. It was also the best-selling book in the 19th century.
  • Uncle Tom's cabin

    "UTC: History of the Book in the 19th Century U.S." Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/interpret/exhibits/winship/winship.html.
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  • Kansas and Nebraska

    "Kansas-Nebraska Act — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0827030.html.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Kansas-Nebraska Act, bill that became law on May 30, 1854, by which the U.S. Congress established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the missouri compromise of 1820. The purpose of this act was to create opportunities for a mideastern transcontinental railroad. It was created by Stephen A. Douglas.
  • Dred scott decision

    Dred scott decision
    In 1857 an African-American slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom. This was known as the Dred Scott decision. Dred Scott's reasoning for thinking he should be free was that had he lived in a free state with his owner. He was unsuccessful because he wasn't considered a citizen.
  • Dred Scott decision

    "Abraham Lincoln: Dred Scott Decision." The History Place. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/dred.htm.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The United States presidential election of 1860 was held on November 6, 1860.The election of 1860 was a quadrennial election. For the office of President of the United States. Abraham lincoln won the elction. He secured enough votes from the north. He had very little help from the south. The Election of 1860.
    " West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/statehood02.html.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    Confederate states of america was also called confederacy. The confederacy was a government set up from 1861 to 1865. By 11 southern states that had declared their session from the U.S. Robert E. Lee was a leading conderate general. By June 1865 the confederate government collapsed. "The Civil War . The War . Maps . The Confederate States of America | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map1.html.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    The Emancipation Proclamationwas issued on January 1, 1863. It was issued by president Abraham Lincoln. The proclomation declared that all slaves within rebellious states shall be free. But the proclomation was very limited. It applied only to the states that had seceded from the union. America's Historical Documents." National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=8.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg address is a speech that was given by President Abraham Lincoln. The speech was given on November 19, 1863.On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.". The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech." "The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln." NetINS Showcase. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. <http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    Freedmen's Bureau was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln. It was passed on March 3, 1865. It was passed by Congress to aid former slaves. It became a key agency during Reconstruction, By 1866 it had been attacked by southern whites."African American Records: Freedmen's Bureau." National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau/.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    With his army surrounded, his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realized there was little choice but to consider the surrender of his Army to General Grant. After a series of notes between the two leaders, they agreed to meet on April 9, 1865, at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Courthouse. The meeting lasted approximately two and one-half hours and at its conclusion the bloodliest conflict in the nation's history neared its end.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    "Surrender at Appomattox, 1865." EyeWitness to History - History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/appomatx.htm.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    Lincoln's assassination happened on April 14, 1865. While watching the play Our American Cousin. He watched the play at ford's theater with his wife.The assassination was carried out by john wilkes booth."Lincoln's Assassination." Http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html. Web. 7 Oct. 2011
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    ith the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in December 1865, slavery was officially abolished in all areas of the United States. The Reconstruction era was under way in the South, the period during which the 11 Confederate states would be gradually reintroduced to the Union. "America's Historical Documents." National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=9
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The Fourteenth amendment was passed by both houses on june 8th and the 13th june 1866. This amendment would grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. Prohibited states from denying privileges or immunites of citizens of the US. Also equal protection of the law.Welcome to OurDocuments.gov. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=43.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    To former abolitionists and to the Radical Republicans in Congress who fashioned Reconstruction after the Civil War, the 15th amendment, enacted in 1870, appeared to signify the fulfillment of all promises to African Americans. Set free by the 13th amendment, with citizenship guaranteed by the 14th amendment, black males were given the vote by the 15th amendment. From that point on, the freedmen were generally expected to fend for themselves."Our Documents - Home." Welcome to OurDocuments.gov. W
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    In the election of 1876 Samuel J. Tilden, the Democratic candidate, received a popular majority but lacked one undisputed electoral vote to carry a clear majority of the electoral college.There was a Republican who first favored Tilden but, under pressure from his party, switched to Hayes, ensuring his election by the Commission voting 8 to 7 on party lines.which effectively ended Reconstruction. As a result, Hayes was elected president in what became known as the Compromise of 1877.
  • Election of 1876

    "Election of 1876 — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com. Web. 07 Oct. 2011. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0101175.html.