Ellie and Kyle's timeline

  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated leaders of the Underground Railroad. In April 1858, Tubman was introduced to the abolitionist John Brown, an insurgent who advocated the use of violence to destroy slavery in the United States
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    The Emancipation Proclimation proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced.
  • Reconstruction Begins

    Reconstruction Begins
    Reconstruction started at different times for different states. It started first once the emacipation proclamation was first issued. Abraham Lincoln was president.
  • Election of 1864

    Election of 1864
    In the election of 1864 Abraham Lincon was running for reelection. Abe was supporting the Republican party where George McClellan supported the Democratic party. Abraham Lincoln won the election.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment is the abolition of slavery. It states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau was a U.S. federal government agency that aided distressed freedmen.The Freedmen's Bureau Bill, which created the Freedmen's Bureau, was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln and was intended to last for one year after the end of the Civil War. It was passed on March 3, 1865, by Congress to aid former slaves through legal food and housing, oversight, education, health care, and employment contracts with private landowners
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the head in Ford Theatre. Then after jumping off the ledge to make his escape, he broke his leg. Lincoln died a half hour later across the street.
  • Johnson took office

    Johnson took office
    Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States (1865–1869). As a Vice President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following the latter's assassination. He was born into poverty and of Scots-Irish descent, became a master tailor and was self-educated, married and had five children
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted in 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling by the Supreme Court that held that blacks could not be citizens of the United States
  • Election of 1868

    Election of 1868
    The election of 1868 was between Ulysses S. Grant and Horatio Seymour. It was the first election after the Civil War. Grant wins and becomes the 18th president.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    The fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race or color. It was ratified in 1870. The Fifteenth Amendment is the third of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    The election of 1876 was between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden. It was one of the most contreversial presidental election because there was a miss count in the votes. Hayes won and became president number 19.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    The reconstruction era ended with an unwritten deal. Rutherford B. Hayes was the last reconstruction president. There was four reconstruction presidents.
  • The Black Exodus

    The Black Exodus
    The Black Exodus was the first general migration of blacks following the Civil War. During the Exodus of 1879, an estimated twenty thousand Afro-Americans migrated from southern states to Kansas. Ever since the Civil War, former slaves had been moving west, particularly to Kansas, where, encouraged by promoters like Benjamin Singleton, a number of black colonies had been established. These early black migrants fared reasonably well.
  • Harlem Hell-Fighters

    Harlem Hell-Fighters
    The 369th infantry regiment (also known as the "harlem hell-fighters) was the first all African American US combat unit to be shipped over seas. Because there was no official combat role at this time for America’s black soldiers, General John J. Pershing responded to France’s request for troops by assigning the 369th to the French army. The Germans called the unit the "Hellfighters,"Harlem Hell-Fighters
  • Violet I Satlsman

  • Women's Sufferage

    Suffrage is the right to vote in public affairs. The freedom of an individual to express a desire for a change in government. Blacks, poor, or women could not vote. The Women's sufferage act was adopted in 1920.
  • Marty Brown

    Ellie's Grandpa.
  • Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat

    Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat
    Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus. A man wanted to sit when there was no seats and Rosa didnt want to give up her seat. She was later arrested for violating the Jim Crow Laws.
  • Carole Ellen Chesko

    Kyle's Grandma.
  • King speaks in DC

    King speaks in DC
    King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights. He speaks in Washinton DC. 15,000 was in attendance.
  • The Sit-Ins

    The Sit-Ins
    A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people nonviolently occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change. On February 5, 1960, four black college students sat down at a "white-only" department store lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. This was the CORE's bold new strategy for the Civil Rights Movement.