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  • The Election of 1860
  • Firing on Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Bull Run
  • On November 6, !860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election for the democrats. Southerners were upset and later seceded from the union.
  • Battle of Antietam
  • April 12, 1861 confederate forces fired on the union's Fort Sumter. Te confederate Army won the battle, and began the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • July 21,  the first major battle of the civil war began. The battle ended with a northern retreat and a southern victory.
  • Lincoln's Assasination
  • September 17, 1862, the battle of Antietam began. Generals Robert E. Lee and McClellan faced off, and ended with a Northern victory. Even with the union win, however, Lincoln fired McClellan for being too slow.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was issued during the third year of the Civil War on January 1, 1863. It freed all slaves in the south, but was not listened to.
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  • On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater.
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