Civil War Stuff

Antebellum Area, Civil War, and Reconstruction

Tumultuos 1850s

Compromise of 1850

1850 - 1851

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

March 20, 1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Directly contradicted the Missouri Compromise

Preston Brooks attacks Charles Sumner

May 22, 1856

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Said African-American could never be citizens and escaping to free territory doesn't make them not slaves.

Lincoln - Douglas Debate

1858

Harper's Ferry

1859

John Brown attacks and stabs a bunch of people to death

Lincoln POTUS

November 6,1860

The Civil War

SC secedes the Union

December 20, 1860

Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861

First Battle of Bullrun

July 21, 1861 - July 22, 1861

Battle of Shiloh

1862

Robert E. Lee defends Richmond

1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

strategic Union victory
bloodiest single-day event in American history

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Vicksburg

May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863

a series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1863

Sherman's March

November 15, 1864 - December 21, 1864

South Surrenders

April 9, 1865

Reconstruction

Ten Percent Plan

December 1863

Presidential Reconstruction

1865 - 1866

Johnson POTUS

1865

13th Amendment

January 31 1865

Freedman's Bureau

March 3, 1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 15, 1865

Civil Rights Act

1866

Congressional Reconstruction

1866 - 1876

Military Reconstruction Act

1867

Johnson Impeached

February 1868

14th Amendment Ratified

July 1868

15th Amendment

February 1870

Compromise of 1877

1877

Hayes POTUS

1877

Reconstruction was over by then