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Civil War Reconstruction Timeline

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A group of bills that defused conflict from the slave and free states.
  • Republican Party Creation

    Republican Party Creation
    Antislavery leaders created the Republican Party to fight slavery.
  • Dred Scott and John Brown

    Dred Scott and John Brown
    Dred Scott sued John Brown for his freedom, and found out that the Missouri Compromise is ineffective.
  • African Americans in The South

    African Americans in The South
    There was no slave imports in the South, but the slave children helped grow the slave population.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Republicans voted for Lincoln who wasn't on the ballot in the south. He said that seceding from the Union was equal
  • The Crittenden Plan

    The Crittenden Plan
    John Crittenden made a proposal called the Crittenden Plan which wouldn't allow the federal government to ban slavery where it already existed.
  • Women in the War

    Women in the War
    Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton led many nurses into the war to help the soldiers and prove their worth.
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    The Civilians of Vicksburg

    The people in Vicksburg, Mississippi had to live in a battle zone.
  • Shots at Fort Sumter

    Shots at Fort Sumter
    The Confederate soldiers held Fort Sumter hostage which helped start the war.
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    The Civil War

    The Confederacy and Union fought for slave rights.
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg

    The Battle of Fredericksburg
    General Burnside decided to attack the Confederate capital, but the Confederacy attacked them while they were fixing the bridges to get there.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    The Union tried to capture railroads, but the Confederacy ambushed them and started the Battle of Shiloh.
  • The Second Battle of Bull Run

    The Second Battle of Bull Run
    The Confederacy forced the Union to retreat and made a plan to attack Maryland. A Union soldier found the plans on a cigarette and went to ambush them.
  • Lincoln Makes the Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln Makes the Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln made a law which abolished slavery after being peer pressured from abolitionists.
  • African Americans Join the Fight

    African Americans Join the Fight
    Many freed slaves attempted to join the Union but they couldn't. Lincoln said that the Emancipation Proclamation got rid of the law banning black people from joining the army.
  • The 54th Massachusetts Regiment

    The 54th Massachusetts Regiment
    The Massachusetts governor enlisted African Americans to join the army. He made an army of African Americans to storm Fort Wagner.
  • Drafting Soldiers in the North

    Drafting Soldiers in the North
    The North needed many soldiers because of death and disease.
  • Sinking the Housatonic

    Sinking the Housatonic
    There was a new ship made called the Housatonic meant to take down the Yankees, but failed to shoot any ships down.
  • Surrender at Last

    Surrender at Last
    While the Carolinas were being burned, the Confederate leader sent his vice president to negotiate peace, which Lincoln refused. The Union later surrounded the Confederate general, and Lee surrendered
  • The End of The War

    The End of The War
    After the Battle of Vicksburg, the Confederacy lost their lead and the Union won ending slavery in the United States
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    Congress didn't like the black codes, so they proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which granted full equality and citizenship to any race or color. They then made the 14th Amendment to solidify the rights, but many southerners didn't like it. It took two years to be able to put it in motion.
  • The Creation of The Ku Klux Klan

    The Creation of The Ku Klux Klan
    During Radical Reconstruction, many southerners got mad and decided to make a group dedicated to racism. In 1866, white mobs attacked African Americans who were trying to vote. In 1866, many Tennessee men made the KKK. They were supposed to be a social club, but when African Americans gained voting right, they then decided to maintain the power of white people. They would attack African Americans and whites who supported blacks. They dressed up in hoods to not be noticed when murdering people.
  • The Reconstruction Acts of 1867

    The Reconstruction Acts of 1867
    The northerners saw that the southern delegates wouldn't accept the 14th Amendment. When the Republicans won Congress, they decided to take Reconstruction in their own hands.
  • The Election of Ulysses S. Grant

    The Election of Ulysses S. Grant
    1868, Republicans nominated Ulysses S. Grant, who was a Union hero in the Civil War. He didn't have any political experience, but he thought he could please both sides. They didn't promote African American rights, because they knew that whites didn't want to help them. The Democrats nominated Horatio Seymour, who was the governor of New York. They attracted voters by fear and racism. Even with Seymour's persuasion, Grant won when 500,000 African Americans voted for him.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    Republicans wanted to make the 15th Amendment after Grant won. The amendment would make it impossible to not let people of race or color vote. Congress approved it in February 1869. The amendment was supposed to limit the southerners ability to prevent African Americans from voting. It didn't change any laws where men had to pay poll taxes though. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments changed the states by establishing citizen rights and full equality for people born in the U.S.
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    People lost there money and became unemployed when banks closed and railroads failed. It caused a depression that lasted 6 years.
  • Literacy Tests

    Literacy Tests
    When African Americans got the right to vote, people were very mad. Many states put literacy tests where you had to take a reading test to be able to vote. This way they could exclude African Americans from voting.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    This was a deal between the Democrats and Republicans that if the Republicans ended Reconstruction, they would give the presidency to Hayes, there presidential canidate.