It was criticized by many on both side but it kept the union together for 30 years until it was repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
1850 Calhoun died, last words “The South! The South! Only God knows what will become of her!” President Taylor died that year.
Bleeding Kansas is the term used to describe the period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory. 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act overturned the Missouri Compromise. John Brown's Raid By early 1858, he had succeeded in enlisting a small “army” of insurrectionists whose mission was to foment rebellion among the slaves. In 1859, Brown and 21 of his followers attacked and occupied the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry. Their goal was to capture supplies and use them to arm a slave rebellion. Brown was captured during the raid and later hanged, but not before becoming an anti-slavery icon.
The acts were about letting states choose if they were for or against slavery. The act was to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
He was the 16th president with only 40% of the popular vote. He was in office from 1861-1865. He was also a Republican.
South Carolina and the other states that seceded felt that President Lincoln was going to forget about state rights and remove the ability to own slaves
In Manassas Junction, Virginia. This was the first major land battle of the civil war. Everyone thought that the southern soldiers were going to be running but instead, it was the Union troops.
It was near Charleston, South Carolina. It was where the first shots of the civil war took place.
General Lee sent his troops after the union soldiers straight through a rain of bullets. Rows after rows after rows of men fell to the ground dead and wounded. Even when they saw other soldiers fall to the ground they still went straight for the Union troops.
The Confederates ended up winning. This was the first major battle in the Kentucky campaign.
A Confederate soldier lost Lee’s plans and a union soldier picked them up and brought them to General McClellan. Although McClellan had Lee’s battle plans he was slow to act. When the Union soldiers finally attacked they wiped out the whole main force at Antietam on September 17.
It was about that all slaves that were being held had to be let free.
Lincoln said in his Gettysburg address that the civil war was a test on whether or not the democratic nation could survive. He said that their nation was founded on that “all men are created equal.” No one really paid attention to lincoln's speech.
Ulysses S. Grant was put into command by Lincoln.
The Union ended up winning. General Sherman burnt most of the building even if they were military buildings or not.
Union General William T. Sherman leads around 60,000 men or Soldiers on a 285-mile march. The march was to frighten Georgia's population in abandoning the Confederate cause. Sherman's men didn’t destroy any town but they stole food and livestock. They burned barns and houses of people who fought back.
Lincoln didn't give a happy uplifting speech instead he gave a sad depressing speech filling people with sadness.
at the Appomattox court house, the Confederate Robert E. Lee surrendered his army.
Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. and he was killed with Philadelphia Deringer pistol; dagger