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Thirteenth Amendment approved in January. Ratified in December. Abolished slavery in the United States.
Civil Rights Act passed despite Johnson's earlier veto.
First, second and third Reconstruction Act passed over Johnson's veto.
Fourth Reconstruction Act passed.
Former Union General Ulysses S. Grant becomes president. Although allied with the Radical Republicans in Congress he does not provide strong leadership for Reconstruction.
Fifteenth Amendment ratified. The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave the vote to all male citizens regardless of color or previous condition of servitude.
Freedmen's Bureau abolished.
Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated President of the United States.
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