Abraham Lincoln Timeline


Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Presidency Timeline
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. What were the key events during his presidency? The Abraham Lincoln Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

Abraham Lincoln Presidency Timeline
Abraham Lincoln Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865 that included:

The American Civil war (1861-1865)
The famous Gettysburg Address and dedicating the national cemetery
The Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln Presidency Timeline
The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the Abraham Lincoln Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. Abraham Lincoln Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

Abraham Lincoln Timeline: Presidential Timeline of Important Events
1861His inauguration as 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861
1861April 2, 1861: The Confederate States of America are created from seven secessionist states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas - refer to Secession of the South
1861Fort Sumter: Attack on Fort Sumter occurred in April 12, 1861 when Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard opened fire, marking the start of the Civil War (1861 - 1863)
1861April: The Anaconda Plan outlining military strategy, was designed by General Winfield Scott and the leaders of the Union forces
1861The remaining 4 states in the South Secede - Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
1861April 17, 1861: Virginia secedes from the Union
1861May 6, 1861: Arkansas secedes from the Union
1861May 20, 1861: North Carolina secedes from the Union
1861June 8, 1861: Tennessee secedes from the Union
1861June:  General Robert E. Lee is appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
1861President Lincoln ordered the Union Blockade of the Confederate seaports
1861The President issues a Proclamation calling for 75,000 militiamen
1861On July 18, 1861 Confederate victory at First Battle of Bull Run
1861July:  The coast of the Confederacy states are subject to a blockade
1861November 8, 1861:  The Trent Affair, a serious diplomatic incident with the British
1862March 9,1862: Attack of the Union fleet in the Battle of the Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimac
1862May 20, 1862: The Homestead Act was passed
1862August 22: Abraham Lincoln issues the "Greeley Letter" in response to Horace Greeley's editorial "A Prayer of Twenty Millions."
1862August 28-30, 1862: Confederate victory at Second Battle of Bull Run
1862September 1862: Dr. Jonathan Letterman pioneered the very first military Ambulance Corps that saved the lives of thousands of casualties in the Civil War
1862September 17, 1862: The Battle of Antietam of was fought, the bloodiest single day battle in the history of America.
1862September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation that changed the war aims of the Union.
1863January 1: The Emancipation Proclamation - The war to preserve the Union now becomes a revolutionary struggle for the abolition of slavery.
1863The Battle of Murfreesboro occurs on January 2, 1863
1863February 24: The territory of Arizona is formed from the Territory of New Mexico
1863February 25: The National Banking Act
1863March 3: The Conscription Act is passed.
1863March 3: The Territory of Idaho is formed
1863June 20: West Virginia is admitted to the Union
1863July 3: The Battle of Gettysburg - a important Union victory but incurred massive casualties
1863July 13 - 16: Draft riots erupt in New York City
1863July: General Ulysses S. Grant is made lieutenant general for the Union
1863November 19: Lincoln makes his famous Gettysburg Address  and dedicates a portion of the Gettysburg battlefield as a national cemetery.
1863December, 1863: Lincoln's Plan for Reconstruction. On December 3, 1863, he issued the  Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
1864General Ulysses S. Grant is appointed to command all of the armies of the United States. General Sherman succeeds Grant as the Western commander
1864February 17, 1864: Sinking of the Confederate Submarine, the Hunley
1864July 2, 1864: Republican radicals clamor for harsher terms for reconstruction and pass the Wade-Davis Bill. The pocket vetoed is applied by the President and the bill never became law.
1864November 19: Nevada is admitted to the Union
1864Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president
1865January 31: The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed calling for the emancipation of all slaves with no compensation to their owners. It ends slavery in the United States
1865April 3: Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as President for his second term
1865April 9: The Surrender of Appomattox. General Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to General Ulysses S. Grant
1865Abraham Lincoln's Reconstruction policy - the Ten Percent Plan providing ways to re-unify the nation.
1865March 3, 1865: The Freedmen's Bureau is established to to help emancipated slaves (freedmen)
1865April 14, 1865 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: President Lincoln takes his wife to Ford's Theater to see the play "Our American Cousin". John Wilkes Booth, a confederate sympathizer, shoots the president in the head.
1865April 15: President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 in the morning.
1865The presidency ends with his assassination and the Vice President assumes the presidency. The next US President was therefore Andrew Johnson
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