Civil War


Kansas-Nebraska Act

It created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska while it repealed the Missouri compromise.By letting white males settlers though popular sovereignty if they would become slave state or free state. The act was designed by democratic senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illnois its purpose was supposed to open up many new farms and make a feasible transcontinental railroad. It only became trouble when popular sovereignty was put into the act which the act was passed but this caused to bleeding Kansas to happen.


Gettysburg was fought in and around the city Gettysburg in Pennsylvania starting in

July 1,1863 to July 3,1863. The general who fought in the battle was George G. Meade, and John F. Reynolds from the Union and from the Confederate side was Robert E. Lee.

Robert E. Lee has been recently been winning battles heading north until Gettysburg which was said as the turning point of the war also had the highest casualties. This battle made Robert E. Lee turn back to the back and stop invading the north.

Dred Scott Case

In this case by the Supreme Court labeled African Americans free or slaved as property not people. This all started when Dred Scott was led by his master from a slave state to a free state and he lived with his master for a few years until they moved back to a slave state until his master died. Then Dred Scott after the death of his master then went to court to get his freedom because he was technically free every since he went to a free state. But the decision was he wasn't free because he was a piece of property not a person this decision was handed out by John F. A. Sandford.

Emancipation Proclamation

This was a Presidential Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln saying that if a rebellion was to happen that the slaves that were free. Also that those freed could enrolled into a paid service of the United States forces. But if the union takes control of one of the states under rebellion then all of the slaves are free. This Proclamation canceled out the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.