The Civil War Era (1850-1877)

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In History
  • Compromise Act 1850

    Compromise Act 1850
    It balanced the power. Introduced by Kentucky senator Henry Clay. (slave states and free states)
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas- Nebraska Act weakened the democrats and destroyed the Whig party.
  • The election of 1856

    The election of 1856
    The democrats won the election by characterizing the Republicans as extremists on the slavery issue.
  • Marais des Cygnes Massacre

    Marais des Cygnes Massacre
    A pro-slavery gang gunned down 11 unarmed antislavery settlers.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Two years after the election of 1858, Lincoln and Douglas would meet again in the presidential race of 1860.Both conidates faced hard battles to win their party's nomination.
  • 1860 Election

    1860 Election
    Abraham Lincoln was elected without winning a Southern state. As he lead the South, he felt as if they had lost their power.
  • The South Secedes

    The South Secedes
    A week after Lincolns election, the South Carolina legislature called a convention to consider leaving the Union.
  • Forming The Confederacy

    All seven representatives of the seceded states met in Montgomery Alabama to form a new nation. They wrote a new constitution that recognized slavery and guaranteed the rights of citizens to own slaves.
  • Fort Sumpter

    Fort Sumpter
    The war began when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumpter, although there were no casualties, this was really the first battle of the war.
  • The Battle of Bull Run

    The Battle of Bull Run
    Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. It came in July 1861 at Bull Run, 25 miles from Washington D.C. The battle was becoming chaotic but eventually ended both sides' hopes for a short ar.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War, between Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek. P
  • Gettysburg

    Approx 50,000 lives lost in equal numbers. This was one of the longest and deadliest battles of the war. This battle was considered the major turning point of the war.
  • Lincoln's Assasination

    Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
  • The War Ends

    The War Ends
    Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.
  • The Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan is an American white Supremacist hate group, whose primary target was African Americans.
  • Reconstruction

    Worried that the Civil Rights Act of 1866 might be overturned republicans in Congress passed the 14th Amendment. This amendment required states to Grant citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States and promised equal protection of the laws in effect they wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1866 into the Constitution
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Thousands gathered to hear the debates. Lincoln and Douglas were very different in their debating styles. Douglas spoke dramatically, clenching his fists and stamping his feet. In contrast, Lincoln spoke mildly, sprinkling his remarks with humor.
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    Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh was a battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil was. It became one of the bloodiest engagements of the war.