Civil War

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7 Southern States Secede

1860

Lincoln's Election

1860

Another 6 States seced

1861

Fort Sumpter Shelled

april, 1861

Antietan (Sharpsburg)

1862

Draw between lee and mcclellan

Emancipation Proclamation

1862

Gives the people in the north a moral purpose for fighting the war instead of one to maintain union. This also removes the possibility of french and british recognition and aid to the south due to the slave issues.

Gettysburg

1863

The high point in the war as lee wins all battles. He brings all of his troops up to Gettysburg to end the war by taking putting pressure on washington. Picketts charge is a miserable failure and it is the last time that the confederacy is able to push into the north.