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Timeline title: U.S. Civil War

Timeline short description: Key events in the U.S. Civil War

Date 1

  • Date title: Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States
  • Date short description: Lincoln is the first Republican president in the nation who represents a party that opposes the spread of slavery in the territories of the United States.
  • Start date: 1860,11,06
  • Category: event

Date 2

  • Date title: South Carolina secedes from the Union
  • Start date: 1860,12,20
  • Category: event

Date 3

  • Date title: Six additional Southern states secede
  • Date short description: Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas
  • Start date: 1861,01
  • End date: 1871,02
  • Category: event

Era 1

  • Era title: The Civil War
  • Start date: 1861,04,12
  • End date: 1865,05,09