Reconstruction By joeydenker Jul 2, 1864 Wade-Davis Bill passed into Congress The bill required the majority of the adult white males in a former Confederate state to take an oath of allegiance to the union. Lincoln later poket vetoed it. Jan 31, 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment The Amendment which offically abolished slavery in the United States of America. Jan 1, 1866 Growth of the Ku Klux Klan The KKK's goal was to drive out the carpetbeggers and intimidate African American voters so as to regain contorl of the South for the Democratic Party. Apr 9, 1866 Civil Rights Act of 1866 Act granted citizenship to all persons born in the United States except Native Americans. Mar 7, 1867 Howard University is established in Washington DC The institution was founded byb a group of Congregationalists who wanted to establish a seminary for African American ministers. Apr 1, 1868 The Hampton Institute is sarted in Virginia The Hampton institute was started to teach African Americans trading and agricultural techniques. Jul 9, 1868 Fourteenth Amendment Amendment granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the Untied States and decalred that no state could deprive any person of life, liberty, or property "without due process of law." Nov 3, 1868 Election of 1868 General Ulysses S. Grant is voted into office. However, he had little experience in polotics. Feb 3, 1870 Fifteenth Amendment Declared that the right to vote "shall not be denied.. on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Apr 20, 1871 Ku Klux Klan act is passed This act outlawed the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. This act is also known as the Civil Rights Act of 1871. Jan 1, 1873 Panic of 1873 spreads through the financial community A time of Depression in America where dozens of small banks closed, and the stock market plummeted. Jan 1, 1875 "Whiskey Ring" scandal broke A group of geoverment officals and distillers in St. Louis cheated the goverment out of millions of dollars by filing false tax reports. Jan 1, 1876 African American children attend school In the 1870's Reconstruction goverments built a comprehensive public school system in the South. By 1876, about 40 percent of all African American children attended school. Feb 26, 1877 Compromise of 1877 A Compromise which settled the dispute over the 1876 presidential election. also known as "the corrupt bargain" Mar 5, 1877 President Hayes's inaugural speech Hayes expressed his desire to move the country beyond the quarrelsome years of Reconstruction.