Civil War Time Line

Timeline created by DP43
In History
  • Northwest Ordinance

    It declared slavery illegal in the new territory acquired and it set a percentage of how new states should enter the union. The new states would have to enter on equal terms.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Territory purchased by thomas jefferson
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state. Maine entered the Union as a freed state. More importantly, a line was drawn for the expansion of slavery at the 36'30 line.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President James Monroe issued police to prevent further European colonization in South and Central America.
  • nullification Crisis

    This states that states have the right to declare a federal law or tax null and void if it harms that state.
  • Texas Annexation

    When Texas was annexed.
  • The Oregon Treaty

  • The Mexican Cession

  • The compromise of 1850

    The compromise of 1850 helped develop the idea of popular sovereignty in the Mexican cession. It outlawed the slave trade in Washington D.C and strengthed fugitive slave laws.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    This act overturned the Missouri Compromise.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    This started because the US allowed citizens to deciede whether it should be a slave state or free state
  • The battle of Fort Sumter

    The battle began when confederate soldiers fired on the union. The Garrison commander surrendered on April 13th and was evacuated the next day. The Union won.
  • The battle of bull run

    the battle of bull run was the first major land battle of the war. it made both sides of the war realize that the civil war would be much longer and bloodier than previously thought.
  • The Battle Of Antietam

    Also known as "tactical draw" on September 17th 1862, the battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day of the war. Twenty-three thousand soldiers died or got wounded. This was the first southern invasion in the north.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    This document didn't free slaves in the regions under confederate control or in the border states only.
  • The Battle of Vicksburgs

    Ulysses S Grant led the union and john c Pemberton led the confederate. the union wanted to take control of the Mississippi River and split the confederacy in half.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    General George G. Meade led the union and general Robert E Lee led the confederacy. Let set off to Pennsylvania to take some Union ground. Although the confederates seemed victorious the union won the battle.
  • The Gettysburg Adress

    Lincoln Visited The Gettysburg battle field to dedicate a cemetery for the fallen soldiers . He described the civil war as a way to fulfill the D.O.I And preserve a nation .
  • Congressional Reconstruction

    Congressional reconstruction was a time period when congress sent soldiers and northern south to help guarantee the freedom to former slaves.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    This was the journey of the union army from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. The union messed up factories, railroads, and etc on their way.
  • The 13th amendment ( Passed )

    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the united states. After the civil war, it was written. it was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865.
  • Presidential reconstruction

    Abraham Lincoln created the 10% plan. it stated that only 10% of the voters in the 1860 election needed to promise an oath to the union and accept the terms of the emancipation proclamation
  • The 14th Amendment (passed)

    The 14th amendment granted citizenship to all the people who were born in the united states including former slaves. It forbids states from denying any person life, liberty, or property.
  • The 15th Amendment(Passed)

    The 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote. It states that no man can be denied the right to vote because of their race, ethnicity, or religion.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    The supreme court ruled that the "separate but equal" provision of the Louisiana law was constitutional.