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The Kansas-Nebraska passed by the U.S congress on May 30,1854. Which allowed people in territories of Kansas-Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not allow slavery with their borders.

Compromise of 1850

The Compromise of 1850 peacefully resolved the status of the far West: California would be a free state, and settlers in Utah, and New Mexico territories would vote for or against slavery. Douglas won the passage of the five separate laws known as the compromise of 1850. The five separate law is Fugitive slave law which was a popular sovereignty.

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1st, 1863 by Lincoln which declared that slaves in rebellious states would be freed. He hoped they would join the North's side and aid them in the Civil War.

Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by Lincoln dedicated to the battle of Gettysburg which was meant to protect ideas of democracy, liberty, and equality. It also honored the dead, reaffirmed the Declaration of Independence, and define the war as a mean of upholding values of liberty.

John C. Calhoun (In office March 4, 1825 – December 28, 1832)

Seventh vice president (under Andrew Jackson) of the United States, served as a War Hawk. He supported slavery and was a major proponent of free trade. While initially supporting protective tariffs, he eventually supported limited government, states' rights, and nullification. Part of the Great Triumvirate (along with Henry Clay and Daniel Webster), three men extremely active and politics of the time and representative of the opposing viewpoints of the American people.

Civil War Battles: Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)

The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge battle in the civil war with the 75,000 confederates led by General Robert E. Lee, and the 95,000 union soldiers led by General George Meade. One of the most crucial battles of the civil war and was one by Robert E. Lee and the outnumbering union army, this victory crushed confederate hope for independence.

Civil War Battles: March to the Sea (November 15 - December 21, 1864)

Sherman's March to the Sea was a Union attack that burned and destroyed barns and confederate homes. The strategy was to scare the confederates by bringing the brutality of war directly to their front lines, it was a psychological attack to intimidate civilians and generally cause chaos. Although there were instances of murder and rape, it was made vehemently clear that it was not the purpose and these actions were prosecuted. These attacks hastened the end of the civil war.


Revels was significant because he was the first African American to participate in the Senate. He represented Mississippi for about a year before heading off to become the head president of an all African American college.