Presidential proclamation requiring the freedom of all slaves.
Assassination of Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth
Election between Grant and Seymour.
Re-election of Grant
The Black Friday, September 24, 1869, gold panic was caused by the efforts of two speculators, Jay Gould and his partner James Fisk, (aka The Gold Ring) to corner the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange.
Formally freed all slaves.
Gave minimum rights to African Americans.
Reduced Johnson's military powers.
Imposed military rule on the South with the exception of Tennessee.
Limited the powers of the president to remove office-holders without the approval of the senate.
Stated that all people born in the USA or who were naturalised were guaranteed equality before the war.
Removed voting restrictions and office-holding disqualification against most of the secessionists who rebelled in the American Civil War
Doctrine that warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs.
Introduced to stop African Americans from voting.
Set-up by Lincoln for one year to support newly freed African Americans.