American History 1862-1877

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln's proclamation was declared to free the slaves, though it did not go into effect immediately.
  • Union conscriptions

    Union conscriptions
    While the Confederate Army had countless volunteers, the Union Army had to enact a draft for sufficient soldiers.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Gettysburg, PA was the site of the biggest turning point in the Civil War
  • Lincoln reelected

    Lincoln reelected
    Abraham Lincoln defeated General George B. McClellan in the race for president during one of the highest points in the Civil War.
  • Archduke Maximilian becomes Mexican emperor

    Archduke Maximilian becomes Mexican emperor
    Napoleon III installed Maximilian of Austria as the temporary emperor of Mexico.
  • Sherman's March at Sea

    Sherman's March at Sea
    General William Tecumseh Sherman led Union troops from Atlanta to Savannah in a successful one-month period
  • Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, ending the Civil War.
  • Lincoln's assassination

    Lincoln's assassination
    Just days after the Union's triumph in the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at Ford Theater.
  • Freedmen's Bureau formed

    Freedmen's Bureau formed
    The Freedmen's Bureau was formed to assist former slaves adjusting to their new freedom.
  • Ku Klux Klan formed

    Ku Klux Klan formed
    The KKK was a white supremacist group formed mostly by southerners to spread terror to African Americans
  • Thirteenth Ammendment ratified

    Thirteenth Ammendment ratified
    The Thirteenth Ammendment outlawed slavery in all parts of the United States.
  • Tenure of Office Act

    Tenure of Office Act
    The Tenure of Office Act prevented the President from removing any of his cabinet officials.
  • Alaska purchased from Russia

    Alaska purchased from Russia
    America bought Alaska for 7.2 million dollars and made it a state almost a century later.
  • Andrew Johnson Impeached

    Andrew Johnson Impeached
    Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives, but narrowly survived in the Senate.
  • Fourteenth Ammendment passed

    Fourteenth Ammendment passed
    The Fourteenth Ammendment officially defined what an American Citizen was, helping Civil Right's groups.
  • Grant elected President

    Grant elected President
    Ulysses S. Grant became president due to his success as a war general in the Civil War.
  • Fifteenth Ammendment ratified

    Fifteenth Ammendment ratified
    The Fifteenth Ammendment prevented the government from withholding voting rights from any person of color.
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    A financial depression spread across the country in 1873 as railroads boomed.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875 aided African Americans at the time, but it was deemed unconstitutional only a few years later.
  • Hayes becomes President

    Hayes becomes President
    Rutherford B. Hayes became President during the end of the Reconstruction Era.