Reconstruction of Georgia Timeline

  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    The Bureau encouraged former plantation owners to rebuild their plantations, urged African Americans to gain employment. Throughout the first year, it became clear that these tasks were more difficult than had been previously believed. By 1869, the Bureau had lost most of its funding and as a result been forced to cut much of its staff.
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    Recontruction of Georgia Timeline!

    1st- The act of building somethign again.
    2nd- A time period after the Civil War in which the South rejoined by the Union and rebuilt its society.
  • End Of The Civil War (Appomattox)

    End Of The Civil War (Appomattox)
    Lee wanted to continue to fight in the Civil War. He didn't get a chance to continue the Civil War. So, they all agreed to surrender and not continue to fight.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln Assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln and his wife went into Ford Theater on April 14, 1865. They sat near the private box. Then, John Booth entered Ford Theater and went into the privte box and shot Lincoln in the back of his head.
  • 13th Admenment Ratified

    13th Admenment Ratified
    On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment officially ended slavery. The ratification came eight months after the Civil War ended. Lincoln believed that the amendment was necessary to end slavery.
  • 14th Admenment Ratified

    14th Admenment Ratified
    It was granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States. It forbids states from denying any person's life, liberty, or property. Due to, process of law or to deny any person with the equal protection of the laws.
  • Henery McNeal Turner elected to Senate

    Henery McNeal Turner elected to Senate
    Turner was appointed as the first black chaplain in the United States Colored Troops. Afterward, he was appointed to the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia. He settled in Macon and was elected to the state legislature in 1868 during Reconstruction. He planted many AME churches in Georgia after the war.
  • 15th Admenment Ratified

    15th Admenment Ratified
    This Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied. Through the use of poll taxes, literacy tests and other means, Southern states were able to effectively disenfranchise African Americans. Although ratified on February 3, 1870, the promise of the 15th Amendment would not be fully realized for almost a century.
  • Georgia Readmitted to the Union

    Georgia Readmitted to the Union
    At the end of the Civil War, the devastation and disruption in the state of Georgia were dramatic. White farmers turned to cotton as a cash crop, often using commercial fertilizers to make up for the poor soils they owned. Bartow County was representative of the postwar difficulties.
  • Election of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Election of  Rutherford B. Hayes
    As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction and the United States entry into the Second Industrial Revolution. Wounded five times, most seriously at the Battle of South Mountain, he earned a reputation for bravery in combat and was promoted to the rank of major general. In 1876, Hayes was elected president in one of the most contentious and hotly disputed elections in American history.