Timeline created by baseballbrian
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    irequired that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    freed slaves in the confederacy and only applied to states that seceeded from the Union
  • 13th amendment

    formally abolished slavery in the United States of America
  • Recunstruction

    recunstructing started in the south and the south returned to the union
  • Ku Klux Klan

    founded to reestablish white supremacy and worked to keep free black men from voting
  • 14th amendment

    granted former slaves citizenship and forbade states from denying anyone "the equal rotection of the law."
  • 15th amendment

    all males could vote
  • Reconstrucution

    reconstruction ended
  • Brown vs, Board of Education

    ended legal segregation in public schools