civil war

Timeline created by Sfalcon11
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states making Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    An enslaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people. This led to a massacre of up to 200 black people and prohibiting the education of slaves.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    The first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Unsuccessful proposal to
    ban slavery in the land
    acquired from Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Laws passed to deal with
    slavery and territory
    expansion.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Slaves were required to be returned to their owners even if they were in a free state.
  • Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    story published to open the eyes of people in the north.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Created the states of Kansas and Nebraska and allowed them to decided for either slaves or free
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    fight caused from the
    debate weather or not to
    allow slavery.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave that sued for his freedom but was not successful and claimed he was not a citizen.
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    He took over a arsenal and wanted to start a slave revolt to free .
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    was a four way contest and Lincoln was apart of the
    republican party
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    They were not happy with Lincoln as president and became the first slave state to secede
  • Formation of the Confederate State of America

    Formation of the Confederate State of America
    The
    states did not like The
    election of Lincoln so
    they seceded and
    created their own
    country.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First battle of the Civil War was fought here
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    the Confederate invasion of Maryland an advance that was regarded as one of the greatest Confederate threats to Washington, D.C.
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    a decisive Union victory that divided the confederacy.
  • Gettysburg

    Gettysburg
    considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. The confederate won.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    the surrender of the confederate and the end of the nation's largest war.