Important Events Before And During The Civil War

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Missouri Compromise is created

1820

Compromise of 1850 is created

1850

Fugitive Slave Act is passed

September 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act is signed into law

January 1854

Dred Scott decision in the Supreme Court

1857

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

October 16, 1859

Abraham Lincoln takes office

1860

Battle at Fort Sumter

1861

South Carolina secedes from the United States

March 4, 1861

1st Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Battle of Shiloh

April 6, 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17,1862

Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect

January 1, 1863

Battle of Vicksburg

May 1863

Battle of Gettysberg

July 1,1863

Sherman's March to the Sea

1864

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated

1865

Reconstruction Begins

1865 - 1877