Civil War as a Turning Point

Events

American and National Identity

Politics and Power

Missouri Compromise

1820

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

This treaty established the domination of the United States in the West, effectively removing Mexico as a deterrent to continental rule. The treaty allowed for the US to continue expanding states, and would also lead to more sectional tension between the North and South as the debate over slave territory would continue with the addition of these new territories.

13th Amendment

April 8, 1865

This amendment changed the country's stance on slavery, effectively ending it forever. The Civil War was undoubtedly about the issue of slavery, and after the Southern Confederacy was forced to rejoin the Union after losing the war, the slavery issue was resolved. The passing of this amendment signified the security and political dominance that the Northern abolitionists had after the war.

Culture and Society

Uncle Tom's Cabin

March 20, 1852

Work, Exchange, and Technology

King Cotton

1820 - 1861

Sharecropping

1865 - 1900

Migration and Settlement

Geography and Environment

America and the World