Reconstruction 1865-1877

  • The Freedmen’s Bureau

    The Freedmen’s Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau was a federal agency and started just before the end of the Civil War. The Freedmen's Bureau provided food, housing and medical aid, and offered legal assistance
  • President Lincoln is Assassinated

    President Lincoln is Assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. After he was assassinated, Andrew Johnson became president.
  • The 13th Amendment is Passed

    The 13th Amendment is Passed
    The Thirteenth Amendment is a law that abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The civil rights at declared all persons born in the United States to be citizens. Race nor color matters.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The goal of the original Ku Klux Klan was to oppose the Reconstruction policies of the radical Republican Congress and to maintain "white supremacy."
  • Military Reconstruction Acts

    Military Reconstruction Acts
    They wanted to punish the South, and to prevent the ruling class from continuing in power.
  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment Trial

    Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment Trial
    Andrew Johnson was impeached for his removal of Edwin Stanton in violation of the law Tenure of Office Act. Edwin Stanton thought the law of Tenure saved Andrew. One fact was that Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act overriding the presidents veto.
  • Election of Ulysses S. Grant

    Election of Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses Grant presidency was marked with scandals because he ran his cabinet as a military base rather then civilian. Grant tried to advance rights for African Americans by signing the Civil Rights Act and signing the Enforcement Acts.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The amendment grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States". Referring to old slaves that have just been released after the Civil War.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The significance of the 15th Amendment is that it gave the African-Americans the right to vote.
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    The Reconstruction ended under the pressure of Rutherford B Hayes in 1877. He removed the federal troops from the South and the state governments took over. Many of the equal rights rights were reversed.