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5 months ago
5 months ago
Emancipation Proclimation by Lincoln which states that all slaves are now free
Civil War Starts
Civil War ends with Union Victory!
Abraham Lincoln assassinated by John-Wilkes-Booth, who wanted revenge on the Union. Andrew Johnson sworn in as POTUS. Icri
Ten Percent plan given by Lincoln as his form of reconstrustion.
Wade-Davis bill passes both houses of Congress, defining what redical reconstruction would look like under a Republican house
13th Amendment to the constitution, formally freeing all slaves in the USA as an act of US government
Freedmen's Bureau established to help ex-slaves with free life.
1st Civil Rights Bill passes both houses of Congress to become law.
Civil Rights Bill vetoed by POTUS
Veto overturned and Civil Rights Bill becomes law. This is the first time in history that a Presidential Veto has been overturned by both houses.
Tennessee becomes first Confederate state to ratify the 14th Amendment as law.
Congress passes the 14th Amendment, stating that any man born in the US would be considered a US citizen.
Congress announces that the 14th amendment has became part of the constitution.
1st Military Reconstruction Act passed
2nd Military reconstruction Act passed
3rd Military Reconstruction Act passed
4th and final military reconstruction act passed
Command of the Army Act prevented Johnson from issuing orders to the army except for through the genral of the army, then Ulysses S. Grant, or from sending him out of washington without the Senates express permission.
Tenure of Office Act prevents the POTUS from firing people without first getting the express permission of Congress. Passed to prevent Johnson from firing the Secretary of State, Edwin M. Stanton, who was a critic of Johnson.
Articles of impeachment agreed on to remove Johnson from office.
1st failure to convict Johnson
Second failure to impeach Johnson, failing by 1 vote. Congress gives in, but POTUS' political authority smashed.
Ulysses S. Grant elected President.
15th Amendment passed by congress, stating that every man has the right to vote, regardless of colour or if they were a slave
15th Amendment ratified
Grant re-elected to a second term of office in landslide
Financial panic known as black friday occurs as a result of the Gold Ring. Grant linked to scheme.
Raids on the so-called Whiskey RIng conducted across the USA, where the plan had been to defraud the government millions of dollars in tax. Grant's private secretary indicted.
South Carolina readmitted to the union
Mississippi re-admitted to the union
Florida re-admitted to the union
Alabama re-admitted to the union
North Carolina re-admitted to the union
Arkansas re-admitted to the union
Virginia re-admitted to the union
Texas re-admitted to the union
Louisiana re-admittd to the union
Second part of Georgia re-admitted to the union
Part of Georgia re-admitted to the union
Tennessee re-admitted to the union
Benjamin Harrison becomes republican presidant
First signs of the Panic of 1893 occur with the treasury greatly overextending itself. President Cleveland sorts it out.
Woodrow Wilson becomes the first southerner to be elected to office since 1848.
USA steel and iron production outstrips the UK and Germany combined for the first time this year
Dingley Tariff Act raises tariffs after the Wilson-Gorman tariff act had lowered them
Cleveland inaugurated as president for the second time, making him the first (and so far only) president to serve two non-consecutive terms
Panic of 1907 starts with an attempted scam of shareholders by the owner of the United Copper Company
US enters 1st world war
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