• Lincoln offers a general amnesty

    Lincoln offers a general amnesty
    He offers a pardon to all Southerners who took an oath of loyality to the Untied States and accepted the Union's proclamations concerning slavery
  • Wade-Davis Bill

    Wade-Davis Bill
    Required the majority of the adult white males in a former Confederate state to take an oath of allegiance to the Union
  • 13th Ammendment

    13th Ammendment
    elimated the institution of slavery in the US
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    Given the task of feeding and and clothing war refugees in the South using surplus army supplies
  • Formation of the Ku Klux Klan

    Formation of the Ku Klux Klan
    Creation of secrete societies that use intimidation and voilence against African Americans, Catholics, and other groups not white or prtoestant
  • Civil Rights Act / 14th Ammendment

    Civil Rights Act / 14th Ammendment
    Granted citizenship to all persons born in the United States except Native Americans. Declared that no state could deprive any person of life, libery, or property "without due process of law."
  • Howard University is Established

    Howard University is Established
    Created by a group of Congregationalists who wanted to establish a seminart for African American ministers. Later became the first Law school for African Americans
  • Ulysses S. Grant Becomes President

    Ulysses S. Grant Becomes President
    Elected because of his war reputation but had little experience in politics
  • Hamption Institute is Formed

    Hamption Institute is Formed
    Established to teach African Americans a trade or agricultural techniques
  • Enforcement Acts

    Enforcement Acts
    1st - Made it a federal crime to interfere with a citizen's right to vote.
    2nd - Put federal elections under the supervision of federal marshals
    3rd - Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawed the activites of the Klan
  • Fifteenth Ammendment

    Fifteenth Ammendment
    Declared that the right to vote "shall not be denied... on account of race, color, or previous conditoin of servitude."
  • Panic of 1873

    Panic of 1873
    Many small banks closed, the stock market plummeted, thousands of businesses shut down, and unemployment was very high
  • "Whiskey Ring" Scandal

    "Whiskey Ring" Scandal
    Included diversion of tax revenues in a conspiracy among government agents, politicians, whiskey distillers, and distributors.
  • Compromise fo 1877

    Compromise fo 1877
    Severl Southern Democrates joined with the Republicans in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and voted for Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Spelman College is Founded

    Spelman College is Founded
    First College for African American women
  • Southern Economy Begins to Grow

    Southern Economy Begins to Grow
    By 1809, almost 40,00 miles of track crisscrossed the South. Industries such as iron, steel, tobacco, and cotton greatly helped the Southern ecomony.