The Colonial Period

The Revolutionary War Era

The Early Republic

The Age of Expansion

The American Civil War

Reconstruction

The Progressive Era

The World Wars

The Cold War

 

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The Civil War

1860-1865

1860:

  • Abraham Lincoln is elected; South Carolina secedes

1861:

1862:

  • Confederate Congress passes Conscription Act.
  • Battle of Shiloh
  • Robert E. Lee named commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run.
  • Battle of Antietam; McClellan is relieved of his command.
  • Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Homestead Act passed.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg.

1863:

  • Congress passes the Conscription Act.
  • Congress passes the National Banking Act.
  • Draft Riots in New York City.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville.
  • Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Siege of Vicksburg.

1864:

1865:

  • Capture of Columbia.
  • Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House.
  • Thirteenth Amendment is ratified.

Resources

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Causes of the War


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