Presidential proclamation requiring the freedom of all slaves.
End of the American Civil War
April 9, 1865
Assassination of Lincoln
14th April 1865
Assassination of Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth
Election of 1868
November 3rd 1868
Election between Grant and Seymour.
Election of 1872
November 5th 1872
Re-election of Grant
24th September 1869
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.
January 31st 1865
Formally freed all slaves.
Civil Rights Bill
Gave minimum rights to African Americans.
Military Reconstruction Bill
Imposed military rule on the South with the exception of Tennessee.
The command of the army act
Reduced Johnson's military powers.
The Tenure of Office Act
March 3, 1867 - 1887
Limited the powers of the president to remove office-holders without the approval of the senate.
July 9, 1868
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.
March 1865 - March 1866
Set-up by Lincoln for one year to support newly freed African Americans.