By jking
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued

    Emancipation Proclamation issued
    Frees Slaves in states in rebellion and authorizes the enlistment of black troops.
  • The start of Reconstruction

    The start of Reconstruction
    Congress proposed the 13th Amendment, outlawing slavery and involuntary servitude everywhere in the united States
  • Freedmenis Bureau

    Freedmenis Bureau
    Freedmenis bureau is founded to aid former slaves. It was initiated by Lincoln and was meant to last one year.
  • Inauguration

    President Lincoln is Inaugurated for his second term.
    Andrew Johnson becomes Vice-president
  • Civil war

    Civil war
    Lee surrenders to Grant in Appomattox, Virginia.
    War is almost over.
  • Assassination

    Lincoln is assassinated. He went to Fordis Theater and was killed by John Wilkes Booth
  • Reconstruction

    After lincoln was assassinated Johnson moves south on his own initiative to reconstruct the South. He calls it Restoration
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Souther States pass black codes. The laws oint to former slaves to a veriety of restrictions on their freedom.
  • Secret Societies

    Secret Societies
    The ku klux klan was one of many societies formed to terrorize blacks. It was formed in Tennessee
  • Vetoes

    Johnson vetoes Freedmenis Bureau and Civil Rights Act of 1866.
    Congress overrides Jhonsons veto of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Menphis Race RIot

    Menphis Race RIot
    White civillians and police kill 46 African Americans and destroy 90 houses, schools and churches.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment is passed. It grants full american citizenships to blacks.
  • Congress elcetions

    Congress elcetions
    in the congressionsal elections of 1866, Republicans increased their majority in congress. It formed solid anti-Johnson majorities in both houses.
  • Reconstruction Acts

    Reconstruction Acts
    The first reconstruction act passes over Johnsons veto. It temporarity places the south under military rule. Also states may be readmitted in their new state constitution provide for black suffarage.
  • Impeachment

    Congress impeaches Johnson. He avoids conviction by one veto.
  • Gerogia

    Georgia exples blacks from the legislature. Military rule is instantly reimposed on the state and early reasmission to representation in congress is revoked.
  • conclution of 1868

    conclution of 1868
    In this year the 14th amendment was ratified. Also Grant was elected president.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment was passed by congress. It prohibits any state from denying a citizen the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Change in the Senate

    Change in the Senate
    Hiram Revels of Mississippi is elected to the U.S. senate as the first black senator.
  • Force Acts

    Force Acts
    Force Acts passed by congress seek to enforce the 15th amendment by giving federal protectition for black suffarage. It authorized the use of federal trops agains the kkk.
  • Change

    Joseph H. Rainney, was the first black member sworn in as member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Election

    Grant wins his second election. He beats Horace Greeley.
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    This event was when one of the biggest private banks went bankrupt. The nation then goes into a depression.
  • Election Problems

    Election Problems
    Grant uses forces for the last time to subvert White leagues attempt to overthrow a republican government accused of stealing an election.
  • Whiskey Ring

    Whiskey Ring
    The Whiskey scandal involved diversion of tax in a conspiracy among gov. agents, politicians and distributors.
  • Civil Rights Acts

    Civil Rights Acts
    States that no citizen can be denied the equal use of public facilities such as inns, restaurants ect. on basis of color.