Reconstruction of Georgia Timeline

  • Freedmen's Bureau

    The primary purpose of the Freedmen's Bureau was to help the Freedmen and poor whites.
  • Period: to


    Reconstruction was the period after the Civil War when the United States was rebuilding government, cities, and towns.
  • End of the Civil War (Appomattox)

    General Lee's army surrendered to General Grant's army.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln and his wife attended a play at Ford's Theatre and John Wilkes Booth entered the private box and shot Lincoln in the head.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    President Andrew Johnson ratified the thirteenth amendment that outlawed slavery,
  • Henry McNeal Turner elected to Senate

    Henry McNeal Turner was raised in the south as a freed African American, and he was a licensed preacher.
  • 14th Amendment Ratified

    The fourteenth amendment declared that all people born in the US were all citizens except the Native Americans.
  • 15th Amendment Ratified

    The fifteenth amendment stated that the right to vote could not be denied to any US citizen on account of race, color, or previous servitude.
  • Georgia Readmitted to the Union

    The Georgia legislature ratified the fifteenth amendment, and Congress finally readmitted Georgia to the Union.
  • Election of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden had the same number of electoral votes. Hayes made a deal with the southern Democrats.