The Civil War Timeline


Cotton Gin Was Invented


Eli Whitney invented it to make the job easier

The Missouri Compromise


Was an effort by Congress as a state in which slavery

Compromise of 1850


An event when crisis was between North and South.

Republican Party Forms


anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party

Kansas Nebraska Act


It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.

Bleeding Kansas


United States involving anti-slavery "Free-Staters" and pro-slavery

Dred Scott vs. Sandford


States Supreme Court on US labor law and constitutional law. It held that "a negro, whose ancestors were imported into [the U.S.], and sold as slaves".

Harpers Ferry Raid

October 16, 1859

It was a rapid fighting that John Brown with the North and South



action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.

Election of 1860


In which Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, and Constitutional Union candidate John Bell.

Battle of Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor an then opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Many people believed that the war would end really quickly and this was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia

Battle of Shiloh

April, 1862

The Union followed retreating Confederate soldiers.

Battle of Antietam

September, 1862

Bloodiest day in all America history.
Lee retreated to Virginia. 1/3 of his force was killed.
McClellan did not follow Lee, and Lincoln fired him.

Emancipation Proclamation [January 1863]

January 1863

Was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.

Battle of Gettysburg [July 1863]

July 1863

Stopped Confederate attack into North, 1/3 of Lee’s army dead are wounded

Battle of Vicksburg [July 1863]

July 1863

Forced Confederate to surrender the Mississippi

Grant’s Virginia Campaign [1864-1865]

1864 - 1865

Lee surrenders, Captured Richmond

Sherman’s March to the Sea [1864]


Captured Atlanta and Savanna, Lincoln Won Re-election

Appomattox Court House [April 9, 1865]


It the same as the Grant’s Virginia Campaign

13th Amendment [1865]


It ended slavery for the South

Reconstruction [1865-1877]

1865 - 1877

It was if the North was going to Revenge or Forgive the South from doing slavery

14th Amendment [1868]


If you were born in the U.S then you were a citizen

15th Amendment [1870]


To be sure white southerners could not prevent blacks from voting

Hayes-Tilden Compromise [1877]


Hayes, the Republican, would be president.Federal troops were removed from the South