April 15, 2020
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Freedmen's Bureau -was an agency created by Congress to help millions of former black slaves and poor whites in the South after the Civil War by providing food, housing and medical aid, set up schools and offered legal assistance.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 -was the first Federal Law to define citizenship and say that all citizens are equally protected by the law. This was mainly to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent born in or brought to the United States.
Reconstruction Act of 1867 -Act that were supposed to bring the southern states back into the union.
Battle of Gettysburg -Advancing Confederates clashed with the Union’s Army of the Potomac, at the crossroads town of Gettysburg. The next day the Confederates attacked the Federals. On July 3, Lee ordered an attack by fewer than 15,000 troops on the enemy’s center at Cemetery Ridge which eventually failed. Lee withdrew his army toward Virginia on July 4.
Confiscation act -laws passed by the United States Congress during the Civil War for freeing the slaves still held by the Confederate forces .
Battle of Antiteim -When General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia fought against the Union General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac when Lee tried to invade the north.
Election of Lincoln -a four-way contest, the Republican where Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin won the election.
Panic of 1857 -a financial panic in the United States because of the declining international economy and over- expansion of the domestic economy.
Compromise of 1877 - an informal, unwritten deal, that settled the U.S. presidential election and made the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ending the Reconstruction Era.
Gadsden Purchase -an agreement between the United States and Mexico where the United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico.
Enforcment Acts -Three bills passed by the United States Congress. They were criminal codes that protected African-Americans right to vote, to hold office, to serve on juries, and made sure they had equal protection of the law.
Compromise of 1850 -five separate bills passed by the United States Congress that ended a political confrontation between slave and free states in the Mexican– American War.
California Gold Rush -when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, bringing approximately 300,000 people to California
Texas Annexation -was the annexation of the Republic of Texas turning the United States of America, which was the Union's 28th state.
Election of 1844 -the 15th presidential election, where Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a contest about the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas.
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