AP US History Timeline of Civil War

Through the Civil War

Through the Civil War

1830 - 1839

Began with the idea of purchasing and transporting of slaves to Free African states, which had little success. Anti-Slavery societies founded, some faced violent opposition.

Theodore Dwight Weld

Theodore Dwight Weld

1803 - 1895

He was known as the most forceful temperance orator in the Western States

Martin Delaney

Martin Delany

1812 - 1885

He was a physician, author, abolitionist, and early black nationalist. In 1843, Delany published the first black newspaper.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

1818 - 1895

Prominent American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at 20 and eventually became a renowned antislavery activist

Charles Grandison Finney

Charles Grandison Finney

1792 - 1875

Well known revivalist, theologian, author, pastor, college professor and reformer.

David Walker

David Walker

1796 - 1830

Black author of an incendiary antislavery pamphlet. In 1829, first published his famous seventy six page pamphlet entitled: Walker's Appeal in Four Articles.

Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Elijah Parish Lovejoy

1802 - 1837

American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. Sadly, he was murdered in 1837 by a pro-slavery mob.

John Tyler

John Tyler

1790 - 1862

10th President of the U.S, served 1 term in office.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk

1795 - 1849

11th President of the U.S, served 1 term in office.