The New South

  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    was improved in january.Ratified in December. Abolished slavery in the United States
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    provided assistance to the emancipated slaves.
  • Benjamin Butler

     Benjamin Butler
    Union General in the Civil War and advocate of rights for African Americans, elected to Congress as a radical member of the Republican party.
  • President Johnson

     President Johnson
    presents plans for Reconstruction
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    The New South

  • Ku Kiuk Klan

    Ku Kiuk Klan
    In December of 1865, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery. That same month, a group of ex-Confederate soldiers in Tennessee met to form a secret society of white men, dedicated to resisting laws giving blacks the same rights as whitesand killed blacks by lynching.
  • Fourteenth Amendment

     Fourteenth Amendment
    Entitles all persons born or naturalized in the United States to citizenship and equal protection under the laws of the United States.
  • new orleans race riot

    On July 30, 1866, angered by the enactment of the Black Codes in Louisiana, and by the legislature's refusal to give black men the vote, the Radical Republicans in Louisiana reconvened the constitutional convention of 1864. While only twenty-five white delegates meet in New Orleans, they were joined by 200 supporters who were primarily African-American veterans from the Civil War.
  • John W. Menard

     John W. Menard
    elected to the United States Congress. Menard is barred from his seat by white members of Congress. When Menard pleaded his case to be seated, he became the first Black representative to speak on the floor of the House.
  • Oscar J. Dunn

    Oscar J. Dunn
    Former slave elected lieutenant governor of Louisiana
  • Ulysses S. Grant

     Ulysses S. Grant
    former union gen.becomes president. Although allied with the Radical Republicans in Congress he does not provide strong leadership for Reconstruction.
  • Hiram Revels

    Hiram Revels
    Elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator.
  • Fiteenth Amemdent ratfied

    Fiteenth Amemdent ratfied
    The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave the vote to all male citizens regardless of color or previous condition of servitude.
  • freedmans buearu abolished

    freedmans buearu abolished
    abolished in 1872
  • Civil Rights Acts

    Civil Rights Acts
    provides blacks with equal treatment in public places and transportation
  • Wade Hampton

    Wade Hampton
    Inaugurated as governor of South Carolina. The election of Hampton, a leader in the Confederacy, confirms fears that the South is not committed to Reconstruction.