The Civil War

Began on April 12, 1861 Northerners and Confederates both expected a short, glorious war and entered the war with high hopes of an early victory. However, the Civil War lasted 4 years and more Americans would die than in any other conflict

Events and How They Led up to the Civil War

1820
1828
1830 - 1860
1831
August 1831
1833
1845
1846
1848
1848
1850
1850
1852
1854 - 1858
May 1854
July 6, 1854
May 22, 1856
1857
1858
1859
1860
1861
February 4, 1861