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Bleeding Kansas

A sequence of violent events involving abolitionists and pro-Slavery elements that took place in Kansas-Nebraska Territory. The dispute further strained the relations of the North and South, making civil war imminent.

The raid at Harpers Ferry

John Brown and the slaves were trying to escape. John Brown was hung

Antietam

the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with almost 23,000 casualties. After this "win" for the North, Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation

The first battle of bull run

1861, the first battle of the Civil War which occured at Manassas Junction, 30miles SW of DC. It was a bloody war and the Union lost.

Battle of Gettysburg

Turning point of the War that made it clear the North would win. 50,000 people died, and the South lost its chance to invade the North.

Appomattox Court House

famous as the site of the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant

The Anaconda plan

Final Northern plan to end the War by Capturing Richmond, Blockading Southern ports and splitting the South by taking the Mississippi River

The Bank War

Jackson was determined to destroy the Bank of the United States because he thought it was too powerful. He felt the Bank was unconstitutional and only benefited the rich.

The Battle of San Jucinto

The battle that defeated Santa Anna

The Battle of the Alamo

This was when Texans declared their independence, and when Santa Anna ordered an all out attack in San Antonio. The battle took place at the Alamo

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