Reconstruction of Georgia Timeline

  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    Proposed to help freedmen and poor whites to get food and shelter. It established schools for freedmen.
  • End of the Civil War (Appomattox)

    End of the Civil War (Appomattox)
    General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysess S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse after being surrounded by General Grant's army. This ended the American Civil War.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    13th Amendment Ratified
    Was the first if three Reconstruction Amendments passed. This amendment officially ended slavery. The ratification came eight months after the Civil War had ended.
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    Reconstruction of Georgia Timeline

    The act of building something again. A time period after the Civil War in which the South rejoined the Union and rebuilt its society.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln Assassinated
    John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor, shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. This happened only five days after the Civil War had ended.
  • 14th Amenment Ratified

    14th Amenment Ratified
    Resolved pre-Cival War questions about African American citizenship. Stated that all persons born in the United States were citizens of the United States and citizens of the state. Granted "equal protection of the laws."
  • Henry McNeal Turner elected to Senate

    Henry McNeal Turner elected to Senate
    Was the first Reconstruction-era African American elected to Senate. Was one of the targets of the Ku Klux Klan. Was a minister to freed slaves.
  • 15th Amenment Ratified

    15th Amenment Ratified
    Granted African American men the right to vote. The promise of this amendment would be fully realized for almost a century. The Voting Rights Act would come into play before all African Americans were registered to vote.
  • Georgia Readmitted to the Union

    Georgia Readmitted to the Union
    Georgia was the last of the 11 former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. This happened after the 15th Amendment was ratified.
  • Election of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Election of Rutherford B. Hayes
    Hayes was a Democratic candidate. This Presidential Election was the first one in 20 years to have a member of the Democratic party to win.