This was important because it freed all the slaves in the Confederate states and showed that Lincoln was willing to take drastic measures to find a solution.
This event was the process of trying to bring the South successfully back into the Union and is important because of the laws and events that took place in this time.
These people were the ones that were completely against slavery and wanted very harsh reconstruction terms, they are important because they shaped history in the decisions they made or helped make.
This bill showed what Lincoln' plan was to get states back in the Union.
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. It offers pardon and restoration of property -- except slaves -- to Confederates who swear allegiance to the Union and agree to accept emancipation.
This shows that even though he took some crazy steps to fixing the South, people still liked him and thought he was a good leader.
This bill is important because it shows how the Radical Republicans in Congress were not happy with Lincoln's plan, so they created a new one where a majority of the white males in a state had to swear themselves in, along with other tasks.
This was important because it was the first Constitutional Amendment to regarding the former slaves.
This is important because it showed how lenient Lincoln was willing to be letting confederate states back into the Union, as only 10% of white males in a state had to swear their allegiance with the North.
These codes are important because they show that even though the South was adhering to the criteria for readmission the north had instilled, they were still unwilling to give former slaves rights.
Carpetbaggers were well educated people that took their belongings into the South to become planters or businessmen whereas Scalawags were republicans from the South.
This is important because it shows that this was the end of LIncoln's mild plans for reconstruction and the Rad. Republicans were about to take control.
This Plan is important because it shows that Johnson was willing to follow Lincoln's lenient ideas for reconstructing the South.
These were important because they encouraged Congress to create harsher reconstruction policies.
This bill is important because not only is it the first time Congress has overridden a presidential veto, it also shows that the northern government wanted to be very strict and take of advantage of this opportunity while the South didn't have as much of a say.
This bill was presented along with the Civil Rights Act, and Johnson vetoed it as well, but it passe anyway.
These three acts were the Tenure in Office Act, the Military Reconstruction Act, and the Command of the Army Acts, and they are important because they both limit Johnson's power to do anything.
This act was important because it limited Johnson's power in government by requiring that all military orders of the President have the approval of the general of the army which was Grant at the time.
This was the final straw of the Radical Republicans to get Johnson out of office, they passed the Tenure in Office Act because they knew he would break it, and when he did, he was impeached, but the S.C. ruled that he could stay.
This Act was created so that President Johnson would break it and he could be impeached, showing Congress' distaste for him and his ways.
This is important because it gave citizenship to all former slaves in America.
The Freedmen's Bureau tallies nearly 3,000 schools, serving over 150,000 students, in the South, showing that blacks can be educated as well.
These people were Democrats in the South that wanted to get things back to the way everything was, showing that a lot of people wanted things to go back to previous conditions in the South.
In its 5-3 Texas v. White decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declares Radical Reconstruction constitutional, stating that secession from the Union is illegal.
This system was important because it showed that there were still unfair advantages for people who owned more land, mostly whites.
These acts were important because not only was it the first time the federal government could interfere with individual crimes, but it also led to the decline of the clan.
This institution was important because of the ways in which it was so similar to slavery.
This Amendment is important because it gives former slaves the right to vote, something they have never had before.
This was important because it was a way for England to express regret for the Alabama.
This case is important because it declared paper money constitutional through the Legal Tender Act.
This scandal was another reason Grant didn't run for his third term, along with Credit Mobilier.
This scandal was about a tax on whiskey and was another reason added to the pile of evidence of corruption in the Republican party.
This scandal was important because it was one of the reasons that Grant decided to not run for a third term.
This is important because it lessened the commitment to Reconstruction.
This panic was important because it contributed to the creation of paper money based on gold and not greenbacks.
This was a law in the United States of America which restored the nation to the gold standard through the redemption of previously unbacked United States Notes.
This party was important because they kept the money issue alive in the government.
These people are important because they show the division between the Republicans.
This compromise is important because it resulted in the end of Reconstruction of the South.
This was important because it controlled all the Indians.
Red Cloud is important because he was the leader of the Western Sioux during the beginning of the Indian War conflicts.
These communities were important because they were very ethnically diverse, and contributed to a lot of territories becoming states.
These were the smaller less nice communities around the mining ones and showed that not all miners were rich and made a profit.
This event was important because it was an example of hostilities between other tribes, all over the west.
This was important because it was the first way to travel from coast to coast.
This event is important because the 81 whites that died considered this to be a terrible massacre.
This was important because it showed how much of a frozen wasteland Alaska.
This was important because it was another one of Seward's mistake purchases.
Custer was important because he led one of the most famous Indian battles.
These were Asian labor workers and are important because they show that not only blacks were exploited for labor, other races were as well.
These were farmers that used plows in their crops and were important because they found the prairies to be very fertile.
When Joseph Glidden invented barbed wire, there was a large boom in ranching and a decrease in the range.
During this time, many new territories became states because of the established mining communities there.
Geronimo was the aggressive leader of the Apache indians and fought on after his preceder was done. He is important because his defeat signified the end of the Indian Resistance in the west.
Crazy Horse was important because he was the Indian leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
This event is important because it showed how powerful the Indians could be.
This man is important because he was the leader of the Nez Perce indians during their chase around the west.
He was important because he was an Irish immigrant that started a agitation against Chinese immigrants.
This is important because it gave the government the power to stop Chinese coming into the country.
These were skirmishes between the ranchers and herders, and were important because they developed a tension in the west.
This was an Act to redistribute Indian land and was important because it broke up many of the reservations.
This ritual is important because the confusion around this religion or belief was one of the reasons for the Wounded Knee Massacre.
This battle was important because it was the unofficial end of the Indian wars.
This was the practice of taking more than one wife and was the reason Utah could not be admitted to the Union earlier.
The government said that Utah could not become a state until they outlawed polygamy.