Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Andrew Johnson Begins Presidential Reconstruction

1865

Black Codes Begin to be Enacted in Southern States

1865

Thirteenth Amendment Ratified

1865

Freedmen's Bureau established

1865

Abraham Lincoln Assasinated

1865

Civil Rights Act Passed

1866

Ku Klux Klan Founded

1866

Congress Approves Fourteenth Amendment

1866

Tenure of Office Act

1867

Southern States Call Constitutional Conventions

1867

Reconstruction Acts Passed

1867

Over Johnson's Veto
Begin Congressional Reconstruction

Fourteenth Amendment Ratified

1868

Johnson Impeached

1868

Most Southern States Readmitted to the Union

1868

Ulysses S. Grant Elected President

1868

Congress Approves Fifteenth Amendment

1869

Union Pacific and Central Pacific Tracks Meet

1869

Fifteenth Amendment Ratified

1870

Ku Klux Klan Act Passed

1871

Freedmen's Bureau Abolished

1872

Democrats Gain Control of House for First Time Since 1856

1874

Civil Rights Act

1875