Civil War Timeline


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  • Missouri Compromise
  • The Fugitive Slave Act-1850
  • Please let me stay
  • It is law that I bring you back to your rightful owner.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter April 12-14 1861
  • The missouri compromise was an effort to try to keep the balance in power between the free and slave states. it was passed in 1820 recognizing missouri as a slave state and maine as a free state. The missouri compromise forbided all states north of luisianna, with the execption of missouri to own slaves.
  • The release of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • I would have never known how horrible the life of a slave is if it weren't for this book. I'm definitely going to do something about slavery now
  • The fugitive slave act was passed as part of the compromise of 1850. This act forces the north to either arrest or send the back the slaves that try to escape to the south. This act caused many abolitionist to continue their efforts on abolishing slavery. this act increased the use of the underground rail road.
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln
  • Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle of the civil war. Beauregard, the commander of the confederates led the confederates to Fort Sumter and opened fire. The battle resulted in the North surrendering and pushing the North out of South Carolina completely.
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Uncle Tom's cabin was written written by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe wrote this book to show the wickedness of slavery. The best seller had a great impact on the way other northerners perceived slavery. it helped spread abolition and is even recognized as a reason that the Civil War started.
  • Really? I'm going to go get that book right now.
  • The election of the republican Abraham Lincoln on November 6, 1860, led to South Carolina and six other states to apostatize from the Union and incorporate with the Confederates. The South was becoming too powerful so the Republican Party made it an intent that slavery would not be extended to any new states added to the Union.
  • The battle of Gettysburg was the goriest battle ever fought on North American soil Involving around 85,000 men from the union and 75,000 men from the confederates. It was a turning point of the war. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee put in motion his Battle plan. He attacked the Union army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade. The Union victory did not end the war however put the North way ahead of the South and was a big deciding factor.
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