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

Robert E. Lee defends Richmond

1862

Battle of Shiloh

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

Johnson POTUS

1865

Presidential Reconstruction

1865 - 1866

13th Amendment

January 31 1865

Freedman's Bureau

March 3, 1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 15, 1865

Congressional Reconstruction

1866 - 1876

Civil Rights Act

1866

Military Reconstruction Act

1867

Johnson Impeached

February 1868

14th Amendment Ratified

July 1868

15th Amendment

February 1870

Hayes POTUS

1877

Reconstruction was over by then

Compromise of 1877

1877