The slavery period

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  • The election of Abraham Lincoln

    The election of Abraham Lincoln
    The united states was bound to slavery, battles over the spread of slavery to new territories had gripped the U.S. as well as Lincoln
  • The emancipation proclamation

    The emancipation proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • The succession

    The succession
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac.
  • 13th amendmant

    13th amendmant
    13th Amendment- Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • The formation of the Ku Klux Klan

    The formation of the Ku Klux Klan
    Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as The Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism. Since the mid-20th century, the KKK has also been anti-communist. The current manifestation is splintered into several chapters and is classified as a hate group.
  • 14th Amendmant

    14th Amendmant
    14th Amendment-In 1866, the amendment was passed and gave blacks the right of citizenship in America.
  • 15th amendmant

    15th amendmant
    15th Amendment-The amendment prohibits states from denying the right to vote on grounds of race or color.
  • The election of 1876

    The election of 1876
    The United States presidential election of 1876 was one of the most disputed and controversial presidential elections in American history. Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote, and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes's 165, with 20 votes uncounted. These twenty electoral votes were in dispute in three states: Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. These votes were awarded to hayes granting him victory.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They mandated de jure racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans. In reality, this led to treatment and accommodations that were usually inferior to those provided for white Americans, systematizing a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages.
  • Civil rights cases

    Civil rights cases
    The Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3 (1883),[1] were a group of five similar cases consolidated into one issue for the United States Supreme Court to review. The Court held that Congress lacked the constitutional authority under the enforcement provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to outlaw racial discrimination by private individuals and organizations, rather than state and local governments.