Dates in History

  • Abraham Lincoln's Election

    Abraham Lincoln ran against his opponents: John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas and won.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln declared slaves were free in rebelling territories, but he couldn't free them anywhere else because he didn't have the rights at the time.
  • Succession

    Andrew Johnson succeeded Lincoln after Lincoln was shot in a theater.
  • Formation of The Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

    Six well educated Confederate veterans started the KKK. Formed after the Civil War, the would kill African Americans, burn their houses, and leave dead on the side of the road.
  • 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

    Attempted to protect the rights of free slaves. These amendments gave the African Americans freedom and gave them their rights to do certain things. The 13th amendment ended slavery, the 14th made everyone citizens regardless of race, and the 15th gave African Americans the right to vote.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Gave African Americans rights, but kept them segretated still from white people. They couldn't use the same things or go to the same places.
  • Election of 1876

    Rutherford B. Hayes, a republican from Ohio, won this election after running against Samuel J. Tiden. Hayes won the election based on electoral votes, but Tiden had the most popular vote from the common people. It was a very controversial election.
  • Civil Rights Cases

    African Americans were not allowed in public places because the owners didn't want them there. They argued that everyone was equal. They said it violated the Civil Right Act of 1875. But the Supreme Court said that it was a state matter, not a national matter, and couldn't do anything about it.