Reconstruction

  • Lincoln's proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction issued

    Lincoln's proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction issued
    Lincoln offered amnesty who took an oath of loyalty to the united states .
    when 10%of voters took this oath they could organize a new state government .
  • The 13th amendment was apporved

    The 13th amendment was apporved
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • Congress establishes Freedmen's Bureau to provide assistance to the emancipated slaves.

    Congress establishes Freedmen's Bureau  to provide assistance to the emancipated slaves.
    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.
  • Benjamin Butler, notorious Union General in the Civil War and advocate of rights for African Americans, elected to Congress as a radical member of the Republican party.

    Benjamin Butler, notorious Union General in the Civil War and advocate of rights for African Americans, elected to Congress as a radical member of the Republican party.
  • Lincoln was assassinated

    Lincoln was assassinated
    John Wilkes Booth shot him in the head.

    he was killed on good friday.
  • President johnson took office

    President johnson took office
    he served March 4, 1865 to April 15, 1865. He was the 17th president
  • Ku Klux Klan created in Tennessee.

    Ku Klux Klan created in Tennessee.
    was the first of its kind
    called the ar right party
  • Mississippi enacts Black Code.

    Mississippi enacts Black Code.
    Black Codes was a name given to laws passed by southern governments established during the presidency of Andrew Johnson. These laws imposed severe restrictions on freed slaves such as prohibiting their right to vote, forbidding them to sit on juries, limiting their right to testify against white men, carrying weapons in public places and working in certain occupations.
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution approved by Congress.

    Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution approved by Congress.
    Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive and procedural rights
  • New Orleans Race Riot/Massacre.

    New Orleans Race Riot/Massacre.
    The New Orleans Riot, which occurred on July 30, 1866, was a violent conflict outside of the Mechanics Institute in New Orleans during the reconvened Louisiana Constitutional Convention. The Radical Republicans in Louisiana, who reconvened the Constitutional Convention, were angered by the enactment of the Black Codes in Louisiana and by the legislature's refusal to give black men the vote. The reconvened convention was illegally formed and its intended purpose was to use the popular Republican
  • First Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.

    First Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.
    The reconstruction act of 1867 was a series of statutes meant to help reconstruct the United States after the devastation of the Civil War. These statutes where made to : -have all former Confederate states ratify the 14th amendment -create five military districts
  • Second Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.

    Second Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.
    An Act supplementary to an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the more efficient Government of the Rebel States," passed and to facilitate Restoration.
  • Third Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.

    Third Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.
    On Mar. 2, 1867, Congress enacted the Reconstruction Act, which, supplemented later by three related acts, divided the South (except Tennessee) into five military districts in which the authority of the army commander was supreme. Johnson continued to oppose congressional policy,
  • Fourth Reconstruction Act passed.

    Fourth Reconstruction Act passed.
    Be it enacted . . ., That hereafter any election authorized by the act shall be decided by a majority of the votes actually cast; and at the election in which the question
    of the adoption or rejection of any constitution is submitted,
  • ohn W. Menard of Louisiana elected to the United States Congress.

    ohn W. Menard of Louisiana elected to the United States Congress.
    Menard is barred from his seat by white members of Congress. When Menard pleaded his case to be seated, he became the first Black representative to speak on the floor of the House.
  • ames J. Harris and P.B.S. Pinchback are the first African American delegates

    ames J. Harris and P.B.S. Pinchback are the first African American delegates
    ames J. Harris and P.B.S. Pinchback are the first African American delegates
  • Former Union General Ulysses S. Grant becomes president.

    Former Union General Ulysses S. Grant becomes president.
    Although allied with the Radical Republicans in Congress he does not provide strong leadership for Reconstruction.
  • Fourteenth Amendment ratified.

    Fourteenth Amendment ratified.
    Entitles all persons born or naturalized in the United States to citizenship and equal protection under the laws of the United States.
  • Fifteenth Amendment ratified.

    Fifteenth Amendment ratified.
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) 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
  • Hiram Revels elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator.

    Hiram Revels elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator.
  • Joseph H. Rainey, first black member sworn in as member of U. S. House of Representatives.

    Joseph H. Rainey, first black member sworn in as member of U. S. House of Representatives.
  • Forty-first Congress. Two black members in the House of Representatives

    Forty-first Congress. Two black members in the House of Representatives
    robert Brown Elliot from the 3rd District in South Carolina.
  • Forty-second Congress. Five black members in the House of Representatives:

    Forty-second Congress. Five black members in the House of Representatives:
    Benjamin S. Turner of Alabama; Josiah T. Walls of Florida; and Robert Brown Elliot, Joseph H. Rainey and Robert Carlos DeLarge of South Carolina.
  • Freedmen's Bureau abolished.

    Freedmen's Bureau abolished.
  • Robert Smalls, black hero of the Civil War, elected to Congress as representative of South Carolina.

    Robert Smalls, black hero of the Civil War, elected to Congress as representative of South Carolina.