Natalie's Reconstruction Timeline

  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    It aided distressed freed slaves in 1865 to 1869.It was initiated by Abraham Lincoln and was supposed to last only one year. I gave slaves food, shelter, education, and other helpful things.
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  • Abraham Lincoln gets Assassined

    Abraham Lincoln gets Assassined
    Abraham Lincoln gets shot in Ford's Theater by known actor John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was shot as a result of a conspiracy where Booth was included, along with six others. After Booth shot lincoln he jumped from the theater balcony onto the stage and cried "Sic semper tyrannis!" Which means "thus always top tyrants" in Latin. Abraham Lincoln died the next day at 7:22 am.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson enters office immediatly after Abraham Lincoln is assasined. Andrew Johnson was Lincoln's Vice President. Johnson was a democrat unlike Abraham Lincoln
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    It made it so slavery was completely abolished throughout the United States. Slavery and involentary servitude were not allowed, unless for punishment of a crime. This amendment helped the United States on its way to reconstruction.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan was a terrorist group. They would kill African Americans as well as Whites who supported them. It died out in the 1870's.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    This act granted full citizenshipto African Americans and gave the federal government the power to intervene in state affairs. The law overturned the black codes. It also contradicted the Dred Scott decision.
  • First Reconstruction Act

    First Reconstruction Act
    This act divided the 10 southern states that had not ratified the fourteenth amendment into 5 military districts. They were each run by a military commander until new governments were formed. It also guaranteed African Americans the right to vote in state elections.
  • Second Reconstruction Act

    Second Reconstruction Act
    It required military commanders to register voters. They also had to prepare for state constitutional conventions. That is what the Second Reconstructional Act is.
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    This amendment allowed anyone born in the United States to be a citizen. It overruled the Dred vs. Scott Case. That is what the Fourteenth Amendment was.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    Made it so all of the states could not deny any individual the right to vote. Southern leaders successfully found ways to go around the law though. Such as a poll tax, grandfather clause, and literary tests.
  • Amnesty Act

    Amnesty Act
    It pardoned most former confederates. Almost all Southerners could vote. They could also hold office. This was helped passed by the Liberal Republicans.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    Republicans withdrew all of their troops from Southern states. Louisiana and South Carolina collapsed without soldiers to support them. This was a result of the Compromise of 1877.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Required African Americans and whites to be seperated in almost every place. Segregation had become common in the South. African Americans did not have many rights.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    The Supreme Court upheld segragation laws. A louisiana law required seperate sections on trains for African Americans and whites. The Court ruled it was legal because it did not deprive African Americans' rights to public places.