1844-1877

Events

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

California Gold Rush

January 24 1848 - 1855

Uncle Tom's Cabin published

1852

Bleeding Kansas

1855 - 1860

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Attack on Fort Sumter

April 12 1861 - April 14 1861

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1 1863 - July 3 1863

Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House

April 9 1865

Lincoln assassinated

April 14 1865

Ratification of the Fifteen Amendment

February 26 1869

Compromise of 1877

March 2 1877