Reconstruction

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Alexander Stephens

1861 - 1865

Thaddeus Stevens

1861 - 1868

Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan

1863 - 1865

Wade-Davis Bill

1864

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

The Freedmen's Bureau

1865 - 1872

Charles Sumner

1865 - 1871

Lincoln's Assassination

1865

13th Amendment

1865

Black Codes

1866

Congressional Elections of 1866

1866

Civil Rights Act of 1866

1866

Command of the Army Act

1867

Tenure of Office Act

1867

Congressional Reconstruction Plan

1867

Military Reconstruction act of 1867

Johnson's impeachment

1868

14th Amendment

1868

Frederick Douglass

1868

actually politically active from 1845-ish till almost 1900; supported Grant's Klan Act, so we can talk about perception of blacks and racism

15th Amendment

1869

Grant's Presidency

1869 - 1877

Hiram Revels

1870 - 1871

Blanche K. Bruce

1875 - 1881

First Black senator to serve a full term, after Hiram Revels (who served only a year or so)

Compromise of 1877

1877