The Dred Scott decision was landmark decision by the U.S Supreme Court in 1857 that effectively ruled that slaves were property.
Abraham Lincoln becomes President
November 6, 1860
Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president.
Succesion of South Carolina
December 20, 1860
South Carolina became the first slave state in the South to declare that it had seceded from the United States.
Confederacy is formed
Confederate states of America was a republic composed of eleven Southern states.
Firing on Fort Sumter
April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861
The American Civil War begins when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. Although South Carolina seceded from the Union.
The Fall of Richmond
May 20, 1861
Richmond, Virginia served as a capital of the Confederate Sates of America for almost the whole time of the American Civil War.
Battle of the Bull Run
July 21, 1861
In the Battle of The Bull run the Union was defeated by the Confederacy.
Battle of Second Manassas
August 28, 1862
The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Union.
Battle of Antietam
September 17, 1862
In this Battle of Antietam the Union force won.
January 1, 1863
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emanicaption Proclamation on September 22nd 1862. It stipulated that if the Southern states did not cease their rebellion by January 1st then the Proclamation would go into effect.
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863
The battle of Gettysburg was the most important engagement of the Civil War. General Robert Lee celebrated after a great victory over the Union forces
Battle of Chatanooga
November 23, 1863 - November 25, 1863
In September 1863, the Union Army was soundly defeated by Confederate General Braxton Bragg.
Surrender at Appomattox
April 9, 1865
The Surrender at Appomattox was one of the last battles of the Civil War.
President Lincoln Assassination
April 15, 1865
President Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes killed him in his box at Ford's Theater in Washington