The American civil war timeline can be placed between 1861 and 1865. ‘The Civil War’ is also another term that is used to denote the American Civil War. The civil war timeline denotes a period when Americans fought themselves for session of the Southern States. In reaction to the election of a president who was against slavery, the Southern States which mainly depended on slaves to build their economy stated their desire to secede from the US and in turn created the Confederate States of America also commonly referred to as ‘The Confederacy’.
The remaining 25 states stood by the federal government which was also known as ‘The Union’. After fighting for over 4 years, a majority of majority of the states that formed the Confederate States of America surrendered given that most of the war took place on their soil. Thereafter, slavery was banned in every state in America. Some of the real issues that actually led to the civil were partly sorted out during the reconstruction period which followed. However, there are a couple of matters that were not solved.
During the presidential election which was held in 1860, Abraham Lincoln who was the leader of the Republican Party stated his desire to see slavery abolished in America. The Republicans mainly advocated for a national state and in the presidential campaigns reiterated their desire to see slavery abolished and condemned the threats of secession which was being called by the Southern States who that were against the abolition of slavery. They went further to state that the call for disunion was tantamount to treason.
According to the American civil war timeline, after Republicans won the presidential elections, just before the new government took office on 4th March, 1861, a total of 7 cotton states seceded and joined forces to create the Confederate States of America. According to the American civil war timeline, the outgoing administration as well as the incoming president discarded the validity of secession and as such regarded the seven states rebellious. There were also other 8 states where slavery was quite common that rebuffed the demands for a breakaway. Moreover, the American civil war timeline also indicates that the international community did not also identify the Confederate States of America.
The American civil war timeline indicates that signs of hostilities began to show in April 1861. This was the time when the army from the Confederate States decided to launch assault on the United States military installation which was situated in Fort Sumter. President Abraham Lincoln reacted by requesting for a volunteer armed forces from every state who will fight together in order to bring back the federal asset that was captured by the rebellious state. The call for an army to fight the Confederate States triggered the secession of four additional states that were known to engage in slave trade.
Each side built an army while the federal government took the jurisdiction of Border States during the initial period of the war. Thereafter, the Union set up a naval barricade. According to the civil war timeline, land conflict which took place in the Eastern States was not settled until 1862.