Aftermath of the Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln's Election

    Abraham Lincoln's Election
    Abraham Lincoln was elected on November 6, 1860. This alarmed the South.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. This document freed slaves in the southern states.
  • 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

    13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
    The 13th amendment prohibited slavery and was proposed on Jan. 31, 1865.
    The 14th amendment stated that all people born in the United States are automatically a U.S. citizen. This was ratified on July 9, 1868.
    The 15th amendment took effect on the 15th of October, and prohibits each each government in the U.S. from denying citizens the right to freedom regardless of race or heritage.
  • Succession of Abraham Lincoln

    Succession of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was succeeded by Andrew Johnson on April 16, 1865.
  • Formation of Ku Klux Klan

    Formation of Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan is a group that still supported slavery though it was illegal.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    These laws segregated whites from blacks in the southern states.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    The Presidential Election of 1876 ended in Republican Rutherford B. Hayes' victory. This election brought about much argument between Democrats and Republicans.
  • Civil Rights Cases

    These cases examined the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Acts.