Reconstruction Timeline

Post Reconstruction Era 1865-1897

Plessy V. Ferguson Decision

May 18, 1896

Presidential Reconstruction 1865-1867

Freedman's Bureau Established

March 3, 1865

Lincoln’s Assassination

April 14, 1865

Andrew Johnson Becomes President

April 15, 1865

Thirteenth Amendment Abolishes Slavery

December 6, 1865

Black Codes

December 6, 1865 - December 23, 1865

The exact date for the Black Codes is unknown.

KKK Formed

December 24, 1865

Civil Rights Act of 1866 Ratified

April 9, 1866

Congressional Reconstruction 1867-1877

First Reconstruction Act Launches Radical Republicans

1867

The exact date for this is unknown as well.

Andrew Johnson gets Impeached

February 24, 1868

Fourteenth Amendment Ratified

July 9, 1868

Fifteenth Amendment Ratified

April 9, 1870

Rutherford B. Hayes Elected President

March 4, 1877