US2012-Semester 1- Wieser

  • Missouri Compromise of 1820

    Says that the state of Missouri will be a slave state, but anything else above the 36 degree 30'N line would be free.
  • Wilmot Proviso spurs the rise of the Free-Soil Party

    This new political party will prevent the expansion of slavery into western territories.
  • Compromise of 1850

    This allowed California to become a free state. But in the other territories voters would decide the slavery issue themselves.
  • Republican Party is created

    The opposition of slavery led to the creation of this new political party. This party included abolitionist, antislavery business leaders, and northerners. This will be the party Abraham Lincoln chooses to represent.
  • Election of 1860

    Abraham Lincoln wins the presidential election of 1860. But becauase of this the Union collapses.
  • South Caolina succeeds from the Union

    On December 4th South Carolina state legislatives summond a state convention and without a dissenting vote, the declared that they are no longer part of the United States of America.
  • The Confederate States of America was formed

    The 7 suceding states form the Confederancy of America. Also they set up their own constitution for the government.
  • Lincoln declares war on the Confederate Staes of America

    Because of the southerners attacking Fort Sumter, Lincoln decides to go to war to claim back the south and make them part of the Union again.
  • Union Navy

    By the end of 1861 the Union Navy had launched over 250 warships.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This is where the Union defeats the Confederancy and this is the turning point of the war.
  • Starving the South

    Union plans to starve the Sout of its resources.
  • Lee surrenders

    In the town of Appomattox Lee surrendered to Grant.
  • Lincoln Assination

    John Booth kills Abraham Lincoln, and now Andrew Johnson is president.