Reconstruction

Events

Civil War

April 1861 - 1865

Proposal of Ten Percent Plan

1863

by President Lincoln

13th Amendment Passed and Ratified

1865

Freedmen's Bureau Act

1865

Civil Rights Act of 1866

1866

Southern Homestead Act

1866

14th Amendment Passed

1866

Tenure of Office Act

1867

passed by Congress

Military Reconstruction Acts

1867

passed by Congress

14th Amendment Ratified

1868

15th Amendment Passed

1869

15th Amendment Ratified

1870

Ku Klux Klan Act

1871

Supreme Court Decision: Slaughterhouse cases

1873

weakened intent of the 14th amendment

Colfax Massacre

1873

Democrats win Southern elections

1874

this caused violence in the South

Civil Rights Act of 1875

1875

Election Contested

1876

between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden

Compromise of 1877

1877

makes Hayes President and ends Reconstruction