Reconstruction of Georgia Timeline

  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau was established in the War Department.
  • End of Civil War Appomattox

    End of Civil War Appomattox
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln Assassinated
    The assassinaion happened five days after commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered. Lincoln was shot by Booth. Lincoln was shot with a Philadelphia Derringer pistol.
  • 13th Admendment Ratified

    13th Admendment Ratified
    The 13th Ademendment prohibited slavery. Mississippi ratified this admendment in 1995. The U.S. Constitution requires three quarters of the states to agree before it becomes real. The ratification came eight months after the end of the war.
  • 14th Admendment Ratified

    14th Admendment Ratified
    The amendment was rejected by most Southern states, but was ratified by the required three-fourths of the states. This ademendment was known as the Reconstruction Admendment. The fourteenth admendment expanded to protect the civil rights of all Americans.
  • Henry McNeal Turner Elected to Senate

    Henry McNeal Turner Elected to Senate
  • 15th Admendment Ratified

    15th Admendment Ratified
    The 15th Admendment allows all male citizens to vote, no matter what color they are. Republicans wanted the 15th Amendment passed to obtain the vote of the freed slaves. The Fifteenth Amendment is the third of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Georgia Readmitted to the Union

    Georgia Readmitted to the Union
    Georgia went in Reconstruction from 1865 until 1871. Republican government and military occupation ended, Reconstruction transformed the state economically.