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Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated President of the United States.
Wade Hampton inaugurated as governor of South Carolina. The election of Hampton, a leader in the Confederacy, confirms fears that the South is not committed to Reconstruction.
-Civil Rights Act enacted by Congress. It provides blacks with the right to equal treatment in public places and transportation. The Supreme Court later declared this Act unconstitutional.
President Johnson presents plans for Reconstruction.
Mississippi enacts Black Code.
Ku Klux Klan created in Tennessee.
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Memphis race riot/Massacre
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution ratified.
New Orleans Race Riot/Massacre
former Union General Ulysses S. Grant becomes president.
Freedmen's Bureau created
Freedmen's Bureau abolished.
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