Causes of the Civil War Slavery Sectionalism against nationalism
Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln elected President South Carolina secedes from the Union March 1861 five more states seceded from Union Confederate States of America are formed
Emancipation Proclamation On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation Freed slaves in states rebelling against the Union Accepted black men into the Union army and navy The Emancipation Proclamation
Battle Of Gettysburg Began on July 1, 1863 and lasted two days Located in Pennsylvania Largest Civil War battle Over 51,000 soldiers killed, wounded or captured making it the bloodiest battle of the Civil War Union victory Major turning point in the war Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s last major effort to move the war into the Northern states
Gettysburg Address Click the link below to read the Gettysburg Address Gettysburg Address
Civil War Ends On April 9, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia
Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln On April 14, 1865, just five days after Lee’s surrender, President Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
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