Civil War Timeline

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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was when Missouri would be considered a slave state. They passed a bill saying that slavery was to never be allowed and be abolished in the remaining of Louisiana Purchase.
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    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    A black slave rebellion that took place in Virginia and was led by Nat Turner. Killed about 60 people and most of those deaths were white people.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    This was a unsuccessful proposal to the congress of the united states. The proposal was to ban slavery in territory acquired from Mexico in the Mexican–American War.
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    War with Mexico

    The war with Mexico is also known as Mexican American War. The main reason for this war was to see if the USA or Mexico get to keep Texas. The war then ended after Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, and there the us and Mexico borders were made.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was where 5 different laws were signed.These different laws that were passed were for slavery and free states. Californian also became a state during the compromise of 1850.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This act was passes in congress on September 8th 1850. The Act was one of the most controversial elements of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears
  • Publication of Uncle Toms cabin

    Publication of Uncle Toms cabin
    The Uncle Toms Cabin is a book about anti- slavery by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book included a testimony of escaping from slavery. This book was very influential during the civil war.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    The bleeding Kansas war is also known as the border war or bloody Kansas. This event led to many bloody confrontations in Kansas, the area was completely covered in blood hence the name.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska act was passed in congress and those in Nebraska and Kansas to choose weather or not if they want to allow slavery or not within their borders. This act was passed by the 33rd United States Congressman.
  • Appomattox Compromise

    Appomattox Compromise
    This was a series of American Civil War battles fought in1865 in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee 's Army
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott decision was US supreme court rulling on march 6th
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    John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown was an abolitionist and wanted to abolish slavery. John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort for John to initiate a revolt for slaves in harpers Ferry, a part of the southern states. The people were armed as they went onto Harpers ferry and were led by John Brown.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected pres

    Abraham Lincoln elected pres
    Abraham Lincoln was elected president November 6th, 1860. He is know as the 16th us president, and he also led the country through the civil war.
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    South Carolina was one of the first confederate states to leave/ secede from the union.
  • Formation Of Confederate States

    Formation Of Confederate States
    The states that became a part of the confederate states include South Caroline, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, And Louisiana.
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    Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter is a sea fort located in Charleston south Carolina. The first battle that occurred here was a big part of starting the civil war.
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    This was a battle fought in the civil war which is also known as Battle of Antietam, and also Battle of Sharpsburg and was a decisive engagement that halted the Confederate invasion of Maryland
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    Vicksburg

    In the civil war in 1863, it was successfully besieged by Union forces. The last Confederate outpost on the river, its loss effectively split the secessionist states in half.
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    Gettysburg

    The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by the 16th president Abraham Lincoln during the American civil war.