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The Dred Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

It was ruled that Dred Scott could not have his freedom because he was a slave and was therefore property.

Abraham Lincoln becomes President

November 6,1860

He was the 16th president and was also the first republican president.

Secession of South Carolina

December 20,1860

South Carolina was the first slave state to secede from the Union.

The Confederacy is Formed

February 1861

It was formed by 11 southern states.

Firing on Fort Sumter

April 12,1861 - April 14,1861

The Confederate states attacked the Union at Fort Sumter

Battle of Bull Run

July 21,1861

This was the first battle fought in the Civil War also pretty major.

Battle of Second Manassas

August 28,1862 - August 30,1862

Was also a pretty important battle.

Battle of Antietam

September 17,1862

It was a bloody battle and a little fact for you is that it was fought on my birthday!

Emancipation Proclamation

September 22,1862

Lincoln issued a warning that he would order the Emancipation of all slaves in any state that did not end it's rebellion against the Union by January 1,1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1,1863 - July 3,1863

It was a very important battle in the Civil War and is also known as a very important battle in the Civil War.

Battle of Chatanooga

November 23,1863 - November 25,1863

The Union forces attacked the Confederates.

The Fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

They left Richmond and went on the last open railroads.

The Surrender at Appomattox

April 9,1865

It was one of the last battles of the war.

President Lincoln's Assassination

April 14,1865

President Lincoln was assassinated on this day, he was shot in the back of the head by John Booth while watching a play. Booth then jumped off the balcony were he shot Abe and broke his leg.