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Bleeding Kansas

(1854-1861)

Bleeding Kansas was the result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed in 1854. This act superseded the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Under this act it was up to the settlers in Kansas to vote and decide if they wanted to allow slavery or not allow slavery.

Since Kansas borders Missouri many pro-slavery […]

Bleeding Kansas2020-10-09T13:19:06-04:00

Trent Affair

The Trent Affair was a diplomatic incident that occurred on November 8th 1861 between the United States and England during the Civil War. A United States ship the San Jacinto operating in the Caribbean stopped the British mail ship the Trent and arrested four of its passengers.

In October 1861 the […]

Trent Affair2019-06-26T01:15:35-04:00

Reconstruction

(1865-1877)

Reconstruction of the devastated south was very important. The Civil War was over. The North had claimed victory and now the time was at hand to claim the spoils that war rewards. A monumental task lay in front of the victors; the Northern leaders were scrambling trying to put the […]

Reconstruction2019-06-25T20:22:14-04:00

Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise was the result of the problem of slavery. The slavery issue was at hand for many decades before the territory of Missouri decided it was to be the pivotal player in 1818. Petitioning Congress was the usual route for gaining admission into the United States, and that […]

Missouri Compromise2019-06-25T20:22:36-04:00

Lincoln Assassination

April 14th 1865

The Lincoln assassination marked one of the darkest periods in United States history. On the evening of April 14th 1865 at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln in the back of the head.

After the fatal gunshot Booth attempted to jump off of the […]

Lincoln Assassination2019-06-25T20:22:36-04:00

Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg address written and read by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 is one of the most famous and well-known speeches in history.

Gettysburg was the largest battle of the Civil War and since it was such a devastating and decisive battle people were under the impression that the president […]

Gettysburg Address2019-11-30T20:39:39-05:00

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

A Transcription

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

“That […]

Emancipation Proclamation2019-06-25T20:23:32-04:00

Draft Riots

July 13th 1863 – July 16th 1863

The New York Draft Riots were the result of the decree that officially demanded that every able-bodied man in the Union be conscripted into the army was set in place by the president. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America, […]

Draft Riots2019-06-25T20:23:32-04:00

Civil War Food Riots

Civil War Food riots were the result of shortages of food in the South.

Now technically there really weren’t any food shortages in the south. In fact there was an abundance of food in the south.

The problem was it just wasn’t getting to anybody. With the Federals blocking supply routes and […]

Civil War Food Riots2019-06-25T20:24:34-04:00
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