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Missouri Compromise is created

1820

Compromise of 1850 is created

1850

Fugitive Slave Act is passed

September 18,1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act is signed into law

May 30, 1854

Dred Scott decision in the Supreme Court

March 1857

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry

October 16, 1859

South Carolina secedes from the U.S.

December 20,1860

Abraham Lincoln takes office

March 4, 1861

Battle at Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

1st Battle of Bull Run

July 12, 1861

Battle of Shiloh

April 6, 1862

Battle of antietam

September 17,1862

Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect

January 1,1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863

Battle of Vicksburg

July 4,1863

Sherman's March to the sea

May 1864 - August 1864

Reconstruction Begins

1865

Confederacy surrenders at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated

April 14, 1865