Period 5

Timeline created by Rebecca Ellinger
In History
  • Andrew Johnson Became President

    Andrew Johnson Became President
    Andrew Johnson was first president to be impeached.
  • William Lloyd Garrison Published The Liberator

    William Lloyd Garrison Published The Liberator
    A weekly abolitionist newspaper that was the most influential antislavery newspaper.
  • Nat Turner Slave Revolt

    Nat Turner Slave Revolt
    Rebels slaves killed 55 people.
  • American Anti-Slavery Society Begins

    American Anti-Slavery Society Begins
    An abolitionist movement, that many important historical figures were in.
  • Sarah Grimke's Letters on the Equality of Sexes and Condition of Women published

    Sarah Grimke's Letters on the Equality of Sexes and Condition of Women published
    Sarah Grimke's response to Catherine Beecher defense of the role of women.
  • Henry Highland Garnet’s “Address to the Slaves of the United States of America”

    Henry Highland Garnet’s “Address to the Slaves of the United States of America”
    The first speech that spoke directly too the slaves.
  • Women's Rights Convention At Seneca Falls

    Women's Rights Convention At Seneca Falls
    It launched the American women's movement.
  • Harriett Tubman Escapes from Slavery

    Harriett Tubman Escapes from Slavery
    Harriett Tubman would become the most famous underground railroad conductor.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The north got a new state and slave trade was banned in D.C.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This act forced citizens to help capture runaway slaves.
  • Sojourner Truth Delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman” Speech

    Sojourner Truth Delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman” Speech
    A powerful feminist speech that is a good example of classic women's rights.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Published Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Published Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    This novel helped lay the groundwork for the civil war.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    The war between Slave and Anti-Slave in Kansas.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It allowed the people of Nebraska to decide whether they wanted to be a slave or free state.
  • Republican Party Founded

    Republican Party Founded
    The republican party was founded to oppose slavery.
  • Creation of the Radical Republicans

    Creation of the Radical Republicans
    They believed blacks were entitled to the same rights as whites.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The court ruled that the Missouri Compromise is unconstitutional.
  • Lecompton Constitution

    Lecompton Constitution
    Made by pro-slavery advocates in Kansas.
  • Panic of 1857

    Panic of 1857
    The first worldwide economic crisis.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    The debates primary focused on slavery and expansion.
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry

    John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry
    This caused many peaceful abolitionists to become more violent.
  • Democratic Party Splits into Northern and Southern Halves

    Democratic Party Splits into Northern and Southern Halves
    This lead the the election of a Republican president, Abraham Lincoln.
  • South Carolina Secedes from the Union

    South Carolina Secedes from the Union
    South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Abraham would sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Confederate States of America Founded

    Confederate States of America Founded
    This lead to the civil war directly.
  • Firing on Fort Sumter

    Firing on Fort Sumter
    The first battle of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest day in American history.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Union halted the South's march north.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This freed the slaves in the United States of America.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Revived the North to keep fighting.
  • Congress Passed the 13th Amendment

    Congress Passed the 13th Amendment
    This amendment banned slavery in America.
  • General U.S. Grant Assumed Command of Union Troops

    General U.S. Grant Assumed Command of Union Troops
    Grant would lead the Union army to victory.
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    Sherman’s March to the Sea
    Attempt to frighten the confederates.
  • Abraham Lincoln Reelected

    Abraham Lincoln Reelected
    Five months later the confederacy would surrender.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    Lincoln was the only one killed in Booth's whole plan, even though he'd planned to kill many.
  • Lee Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House

    Lee Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House
    This brought the civil war to an end.
  • Johnson Announced Plans for Presidential Reconstruction

    Johnson Announced Plans for Presidential Reconstruction
    Gave the white South a free hand in regulating the transition from slavery to freedom.
  • Arrival of Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in the South

    Arrival of Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in the South
    Northerners travel south changed the dynamic of the south.
  • Ku Klux Klan formed

    Ku Klux Klan formed
    A force bent on reversing the reconstruction.
  • Civil Rights Act Passed over Johnson’s Veto

    Civil Rights Act Passed over Johnson’s Veto
    Declared that all persons born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition.
  • Freedman’s Bureau Established

    Freedman’s Bureau Established
    Made to help millions of former black slaves and poor whites in the South in the aftermath of the Civil War.
  • First Congressional Reconstruction Act passed

    First Congressional Reconstruction Act passed
    Began the reconstruction.
  • 14th Amendment Ratified

    14th Amendment Ratified
    Gave citizenship to the slaves.
  • Andrew Johnson Impeached

    Andrew Johnson Impeached
    Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached.
  • U.S. Grant Elected President

    U.S. Grant Elected President
    A civil war hero president.
  • 15th Amendment Ratified

    15th Amendment Ratified
    Granted African American men the right to vote.
  • Slaughterhouse Cases (Supreme Court)

    Slaughterhouse Cases (Supreme Court)
    Gave only limited protection pertinent to a small minority of rights.
  • U.S. v. Cruikshank

    U.S. v. Cruikshank
    Caused the allowance of violence and deprivation of rights against the newly freed slaves.
  • Period of “Redemption” after the Civil War

    Period of “Redemption” after the Civil War
    The south felt like they were redeeming themselves.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    Settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election.