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PinkMonkey Study Guide - American History

CHAPTER 5 : THE CIVIL WAR

5.0 Chronology of Major Events in this Period

1820 - Missouri Compromise

1823 - President Issues Monroe Doctrine.

1848 - First Women’s Rights Convention.

1854 - Kansas- Nebraska Act Rekindles Sectional Controversy over slavery; "Bleeding Kansas."

1856 - John Brown’s Raids.

1857 - Dred Scott Vs. Sanford Case.

1858 - Lincoln- Douglas Debates.

1860 - Abraham Lincoln Elected President; South Carolina secedes from the Union.


1861 - Secession of remaining States;

Jefferson Davis becomes the President of the Confederacy.

1862 - The Homestead Act.

1863 - Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation;

Gettysburg Address.

1864 - Lincoln re elected President.

1865 - Lee surrenders at Appomattox;

Lincoln assassinated.

Andrew Johnson made President.

The early 19th century saw a revolution of ideas and attitudes in the U.S. Westward expansion in North America brought about social and economic changes, which not only transformed the lives of Americans, but also sharpened the differences between the supporters and opponents of slavery.

The Civil War was an armed conflict between the northern and southern states of the American Union. The conflict was marked by some of the fiercest battles, in which the entire population was involved. The War brought about several socio-economic and political changes within the U.S.

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Table of Contents

5.0 - Chronology of Major Events in this Period
5.1 - Sectionalism
5.2 - The Anti-Slavery movement
5.3 - A brief account of the Domestic scene on the eve of the civilwar
5.4 - Events Leading to the Civil War
5.5 - The Course of the war
5.6 - Points to Remeber

Chapter 6





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