AP U.S. History Notes

1850-1875

  • 1853: Gadsden Purchase
  • 1854
    • Kansas-Nebraska Act
    • Republican Party formed
  • 1856
    • Violence in Kansas
    • Senator Sumner attacked in the Senate
  • 1858: Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • 1859: John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
  • 1860
    • Democratic Party splits apart
    • Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States
    • Lower South secedes
  • 1861
    • Confederate States of America formed
    • Civil War begins at Fort Sumter
    • Upper South secedes
    • North is defeated at the first battle of Bull Run
  • 1862
    • Battle of Antietam
    • Morill Tariff, Homestead Act
    • Emancipation Proclamation issued (effective January 1, 1863)
  • 1864
    • Grant's wilderness campaign
    • Sherman takes Atlanta
    • Sherman's "March to the Sea"
  • 1865
    • Sherman takes South and North Carolina
    • Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House
    • Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery
    • Lincoln assassinated
    • Andrew Johnson becomes President
    • KKK formed
  • 1867
    • First Reconstruction Act launches Radical Reconstruction
    • Alaska purchased
  • 1868
    • Fourteenth Amendment guarantees Civil Rights
    • Johnson impeached
  • 1870: Fifteenth Amendment forbids denial of vote on racial grounds
  • 1870s: Terrorism against blacks in South, flourishing of Darwinism and ideas of racial inferiority

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Aboukhadijeh, Feross. "1850-1875" StudyNotes.org. Study Notes, LLC., 17 Nov. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/timelines/1850-1875/>.
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