Civil War Timeline

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In History
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Measure worked out between the North and South and was passed by U.S. Congress that allowed for admission of Missouri as the 24th state. This marked the beginning of the prolonged sectional conflict over the extension of slavery. that led to the American Civil War.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    The Nat Turner Rebellion was a rebellion of black slaves that took place in VA. 60 slaves killed up to 50 white people. The rebellion however was squashed after the first 48 hours.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    The War with Mexico helped fulfill America's "Manifest Destiny" to expand the territory across the North American continent. The War followed the annexation of Texas, which Mexico still considered Mexican Territory.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was an unsuccessful proposal in the U.S. Congress to ban slavery in the territory acquired from Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the U.S. Congress It also set the Texas's western and Northern boarders and include provisions addressing fugitive slaves and slave trade.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress as apart of the compromise of 1850 between the Southern slave- holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers.
  • Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the most affecting and influential novel in American History. It pushed the debate of slavery. Many southerners denounced it, while it helped support from the North for the abolitionist movement.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent civil confrontations in the Kansas Territories. It emerged from a political and ideological debate over slavery in the state of Kansas.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    An act that created Kansas and Nebraska territories. The Kansas- Nebraska is the most notable for effectively repealing the Missouri Compromise and stoking national tension over slavery. It also contributed to the armed conflict known as "Bleeding Kansas"
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott v. Sanford aka the Dred Scott decision was a decision concluded by the U.S. Supreme Court which the Court held that the Constitution was not meant to include American citizenship for African Americans, regardless if they were enslaved or freed.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
    The raid on Harper's Ferry was an effort made by abolitionist John Brown to initiate the a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the U.S. arsenal Harper's Ferry. His revolt wasn't successful.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Abraham Lincoln was running in the 1860 presidential election. Lincoln was elected in a time of national crisis and the country was coming apart due to slavery.
  • South Carolina succeeds

    South Carolina succeeds
    South Carolina was the first to succeed from the Union. They succeeded following the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Formation of the Confederate State of America

    Formation of the Confederate State of America
    The Confederate States of America were formed by seven slave states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the bombardment of the Fort Sumter. The South Carolina militia returned the gun fire and surrendered by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War.
  • Antietam

    Antietam was a battle of the American Civil War. The battle forced the Confederate Army to retreat back across the Potomac River.
  • Vicksburg

    The siege of Vicksburg was a major battle in the American Civil War. Union Ulysses surrounded the city of Vicksburg.
  • Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire world and it often described as the turning point of the war.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    This was one of the last battles of the American Civil War. It was the final engagement of Confederate General Lee and his commanding army.