posted by gabbe .
Which happened first?
a. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
b. The battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland.
a. The Civil War began.
b. John Brown led a raid on Garper's Ferry in Virginia.
a. The Supreme Court reached a decision in the case of DRed Scott v. Sanford.
b. The Kansas-Nebreaska Act was passed by Congress.
a. Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.
b. Southern states began to secede from the Union.
a. Rutherford B. Hayes was elected President of the United States.
b. Thh Reconstruction Era ended when federal troops were with drawn from the South.
Those sites give you the first two answers. You can Google the other events to find their dates.