Events During, Before and After the Reconstruction Era by Felicia

  • The Thirteenth Amendment was approved

    The Thirteenth Amendment was approved
    This Amendment was ratified in the previous December. It abolished slavery in the United States. None of slavery or involuntery servitude should not be allowed in the United States unless if for a crime, that party would be convicted.
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  • Freedmans Buraeu

    Freedmans Buraeu
    Freedmans Bureau provided assistance to the emancipated slaves. It provided food, clothing and medical service. It also helped free people find work and aquire land. It set up schools , and gave aid to the african Americans
  • President Lincoln was assasinated

    President Lincoln was assasinated
    In 1865,April 15, President Abraham Lincoln was assasinated. Vice president Andrew Johnson then became president. Johnson still presents plans for reconstruction.
  • Black Codes were enacted

    Black Codes were enacted
    Black codes controlled the rights or African Americans. To many freed men and women, and many northerners, black codes resembled slavery.
  • Civil Rights act

    Civil Rights act
    The civil rights act was passed in 1866, this act granted full citizenship to African Americans and allowed federal governments to have the power to intervene in state affairs to protect their rights. This law overturned black codes.
  • Klu Klux Klan

    Klu Klux Klan
    The Klu Klux Klan, as known as the K K K, terrorized African Americans during reconstruction. The Klu Klux Klan was a secret soceity. They used fear and violence to deny rights to freedmen abd women. The K K K wore white sheets and hoods, they killed thousands of African Americans. They beat and wounded more abd burned southerners schools, churches and homes.
  • The First Reconstruction Acct

    The First Reconstruction Acct
    The first reconstruction act was passed in 1867, called for new creation of new government in 10 Southern states that did not ratify the 14th Amendment. Tennesee had already ratified, so they kept its government and rejoined the union.
  • Second Reconstruction Act

    Second Reconstruction Act
    The second Reconstruction act required the military commanders the register voters and prepare for state constitutional conversations.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment was enacted

    The Fourteenth Amendment was enacted
    The Fourteenth Amendment was created granting full citizenship to anyone born in the United States. Because most African Americans were born in the country,they became full citizens. The 14th Amendment also stated that no state could take away the life of a citizen, liberty or property without due process of law.
  • The Fifteenth Amendment was enacted

    The Fifteenth Amendment was enacted
    The fifteenth amendment was enacted in 1869. It prohibited the state and federal governments from denying the rights to vote to any male citizen because of race color or previous condition of servitude.
  • Amnesty Act

    Amnesty Act
    In 1872, LIberal Republicans passed the Amnesty Act, which pardoned most former Confederates. Just about all Southerners could vote and hold against office again. This changed the political balance in the South.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    This act was provided by congress. It provides blacks with equal treatment in public places and transportation.
  • Compramise of 1877

    Compramise of 1877
    This compramise included some favors of the south. The new government would give more aid to the South. Republicans decided to wothdraw all remaining troops from the southern states. Without soldiers to support them, the remaining republican governments in South Carolina and Louisiana quickly collapsed.
  • Voting Restrictions

    Voting Restrictions
    Many Southern states required a poll tax, a fee people needed to pay to be able to vote. Many African Americans could not afford the tax, so therefore they we unable to vote. The tax also kept poor whites from voting.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow Laws requiered African Americans and Whites to be seperated in almost every public place. Segragation had took place.
  • Tenure of office act

    Tenure of office act
    Prohibited the Government from removing government officials, including members of his own cabinet without the Senates approval.
  • Reconstructions Impact

    Reconstruction was both a success and a failure. It helped the South rebuit it economy. The South still remained agricultural and poor. African Americans gained greater equality, created their own institutions and shared in governments with whites. Their advantages didnt last.