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Civil War Timeline
23 Jan 2018
The Missouri Compromise of 1850 - 4 main laws regarding slavery California join the Union.
Dred Scott vs. Sandford - Supreme Court Legal case ruled against Dred Scott. Victory for the South.
Missouri Compromise - Admitted Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.
Kansas Nebraska Act - Allowed Kansas and Nebraska to decide if they would own slaves on their plots of land.
Springtime of Nation - Democratic uprisings in Europe.
Fugitive Slave Act - Provided for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another.
Raid at Harpers Ferry - A raid led by John Brown in an attempt to initiate an armed slave revolt.
Presidential Election of 1860 - The North beat the South in the election
Declaration of the Immediate Causes of Secession - Was a proclamation by South Carolina to explain its reasons for seceding from the US.
Fort Sumter - Bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, SC by the Confederate army; this battle was the start of the civil war.
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