The Dred Scott decision was a legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a slave (Dred Scott) was not entitled to his freedom. African Americans were not and could never be citizens of the U.S.
Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th president of the United States.
South Carolina seceded from the U.S. because their way of life, based on slavery, was threatened by the election of Abraham Lincoln.
The Confederate States of America was composed of 11 southern states. These states seceded from the Union to preserve slavery and the state's rights.
Confederate forces won the battle of Fort Sumter.
The Confederacy moved the government to Richmond, with that, Richmond was the Confederacy's new capital.
The Battle of Bull Run was the first major land battles of the armies in Virginia. This battle was won by the Confederacy.
The Emancipation Proclamation stated that if the Union won the war, slaves would be set free.
The Battle of Second Manassas was also won by the Confederacy.
The Battle of Antietam results in a Union victory.
The Union wins the Battle of Gettysburg.
This battle was won by the Union.
The Surrender of Appomattox was located at the House of Wilmor McLean in the village of Appomattox Court House. It was one of the last battles of the Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War
He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.