Antebellum Period (1850-1861) & Civil War

1850 Compromise of 1850
1852 "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
Republican Party formed
1856 Bleeding Kansas
Pottawatomie massacre
1857 Dred Scott v. Sanford
Lecomptom Constitution
1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Freeport Doctrine
1859 John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry
1860 Lincoln elected president as Democrats split
Crittenden Compromise fails
South Carolina secedes
1861 Confederacy formed
Ft. Sumter attacked
First Battle of Bull Run
McClellan organizes Union army
Union blockade begins
1862 Capture of Fts. Henry & Donelson
Capture of New Orleans
Battle of Shiloh
Homestead Act
Seven Days' Battles
Battle of Antietam
Emancipation Proclamation announced
1863 National Banking Act
Battles of Gettysburg & Vicksburg
New York City draft riots
1864 Grant assumes command of all Union armies
Battle of the Wilderness
Cold Harbor
Atlanta falls to Sherman
Siege of Petersburg begins
Lincoln re-elected president
1865 Hampton Roads Conference
Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House
Lincoln assassinated

Please cite this source when appropriate:

Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" (31 March 1998).

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