A "line" that separates the free and slave states. North was free, and South was slave.
Settled disagreements between new free/slave states.
A plan that would divide the leftover from the Luisiana Purchase. Let the people decide whether the states are free or slave.
People who were pro-slavery went into Kansas to influence the vote even though they were not citizens. This led to the abolitionists to fight back.
Court decides that the Missouri Compromise is unconstitutional and that slaves are not U.S citizens meaning they have no right to sue.
John Brown wanted slaves to fight for their freedom so he decided to capture weapons from the U.S arsenal. Brown was later captured and hung for murder and treason.
The election of 1860 is the election that Abraham Lincoln wins presidency.
South Carolina doesn't like Abraham Lincoln so they decide to secede and form a new country.
Most southern states decide to secede from the union to form a new country where slavery is legal.
Lincoln stated that no state could secede from the union and that there will be no war unless the south starts it.
The battle that started the Civil War.
The first MAJOR battle of the Civil War.
Declared that all slaves in the rebellious states shall be free.
Union captures Vicksburg and splits the confederacy in two along the Mississippi River.
Turning point in the Civil War. Union won the battle.
A speech given by Abraham Lincoln. Was about honoring the people who died in the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Reconstruction Era refers to the "reconstruction" of America after the Civil War.
Speech was meant to heal and "restore" the country after the Civil War.
One of the final battles of the Civil War. Robert E. Lee surrenders to the Union army.
While at a theatre, Abraham Lincoln is shot and killed by a man named John Wilkes Booth.