Reconstruction 1865-1877

  • The Freedmen’s Bureau

    The Freedmen’s Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau was a federal agency established during the reconstruction era, which was put in place to protect emancipated slaves during their transition from slaves to free men.
    The Freedmen's Bureau helped African Americans to have the right to vote, get an education, and for African Americans to manage their own land that was abandon or confiscated property.
  • President Lincoln is Assassinated

    President Lincoln is Assassinated
    President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while at the theater with his wife. After Lincoln's assassination Andrew Johnson became president.
  • The 13th Amendment is Passed

    The 13th Amendment is Passed
    The 13th Amendment was put in place to abolish slavery, which the southerners were not so happy about because of the money they made from enforcing slavery into the farms.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The Civil Rights Act was a defined citizenship and affirmed that all citizens are equally protected by the law
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The K.K.K's plan was to retaliate against the reconstruction effort so they can keep white supremacy. The used horrendous tactics to dis-way African Americans from holding any power.
  • Military Reconstruction Acts

    Military Reconstruction Acts
    Congress wanted to pass this act so African Americans have their rights to be free, vote, hold political offices, and become judges/ police chiefs.
  • Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment Trial

    Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment Trial
    The House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson because of his high crimes and misdemeanors during his run in office. He was saved from being impeached due to one vote less than the two-thirds necessary to remove him. Six months after the end of the civil war Johnson declared the end of Reconstruction.
  • Election of Ulysses S. Grant

    Election of Ulysses S. Grant
    Grant was marked by scandals in his presidency because many people in his administration were crooks that stole form the government. He pushed for the 15th amendment and signed a bill that allowed African decent to become U.S citizens.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment says that anyone born or naturalized in the United States cannot have their rights denied in any state in the U.S.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The significance of this amendment was that it protects the voting rights of all citizens no matter the person.
  • Reconstruction Ends

    Reconstruction Ends
    Reconstruction ended to a screeching halt as soon as Rutherford B. Hayes was elected into office. Everything that happened during reconstruction was reversed. He undid all of it and things went back to the way they were.