Political, Federal government has sovereignty.
Economical, Urban Industrial model
Social, No Slavery
Political, Congress had the power to make a state, a state
Economical, Charity for all, Malice towards none
Social, No social system
Too many deaths, too much damage
March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865
December 8, 1863
10% of the people who voted in the 1860's presidential candidacy must swear loyalty under the U.S constitution to be able to send representatives back to Congress
April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869
October 1, 1865
If you come to the president, you are pardoned
Johnson Declares End to Reconstruction
December 1, 1865
President Johnson declares the reconstruction process complete. Outraged, Radical Republicans in Congress refuse to recognize new governments in southern states.
Johnson Violates Tenure of Office Act
August 12, 1867
Johnson removes secretary of war, Edward Stanton and appoints someone else.
Feb 24, 1868
The House of Representatives votes to impeach the president, with the Senate presiding.
Impeachment can happen by treason, breaking the law, insanity
Johnson Avoids Removal
March 27, 1868
President Andrew Johnson avoids removal from office by one vote (35-19) in the Senate. He will not get the Democratic nomination in the upcoming presidential election.
Ulysses S. Grant
March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877
Congressional elections are held every two years. There are elections for 1/3rd of the Senate (who sit for six years) There are elections for all of the House of Representatives who all stand for re-election after two years. (These are held mid-way [two years] through a president’s term in office and are called mid-term elections.) Mid-terms can be used as an indicator of what the electorate think about the president’s performance and "their results can be of critical importance to the incumbent president."
*First Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Wade Davis Bill
July 8, 1864
Must agree to the 13th Amendment
50% must pledge loyalty
Lincoln pocket-vetoes it.
Freedmen Bureau Established
March 3, 1865
The temporary Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (known as the Freedmen's Bureau) is established within the War Department
13th Amendment Ratified
December 18, 1865
The Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude.
Civil Rights Bill
April 9, 1866
Congress passes the Civil Rights Bill over Johnson's veto. Johnson objects to the Bill on the grounds that blacks did not deserve to become citizens, and that doing so would discriminate against the white race. He also thought that both the Civil Rights Bill and the Freedmen's Bureau Bill would centralize power at the federal level, thus depriving states of the authority to govern their own affairs (a typical prewar philosophy of government).
November 5, 1866
Congress must certify your credentials in order to be a part of congress. They don't accept confederate ones.
Army Appropriations Act of 1867
March 2, 1867
A funding bill that stated that, "All orders going to the army must be passed through the general of the Army, Eulysses Grant.
Reconstruction Acts of 1867
March 2, 1867
Creation of five military districts in the seceded states
Each district was to be headed by a military official empowered to appoint and remove state officials.
Voters were to be registered; all freedmen were to be included
States were required to ratify the 14th Amendment prior to readmission.
The Tenure of Office Act
March 2, 1867
An act that was intended to limit the power of the U.S. president by stating that you needed approval of the senate to remove certain office holders
Fourteenth Amendment Ratified
July 28, 1868
The Fourteenth Amendment is ratified: it revokes the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution and creates a new federal category of citizenship.
Fifteenth Amendment Ratified
March 30, 1870
Universal male suffrage is now the law of the land (every man can vote)
July 15, 1870
Georgia is the last former Confederate State to be readmitted to the Union
Ku Klux Klan Act
April 1, 1871
Congress passes the Ku Klux Klan Act, a more far-reaching reform than the Enforcement Acts. This is the first time that specific crimes committed by individuals are deemed punishable by federal law.
January 16, 1865
General William T. Sherman issues Special Field Order 15, setting aside confiscated plantation land in the Sea Islands and along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia for black families to settle in 40-acre plots. Some 40,000 freedmen and women are living on the land by June.
December 1, 1865
The Union Army is quickly demobilized. From a troop strength of one million on May 1, only 152,000 Union soldiers remain in the South by the end of 1865.
November 1, 1865
Southern legislatures begin drafting "Black Codes" to re-establish white supremacy.
Ku Klux Klan
December 24, 1865
A terrorist group that burned crosses, walked in the dark with white masks, eventually went to killing