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  • 1. Reconstruction Era
  • 2. Introduction
    • The civil war and the period of Reconstruction brought great social, political, and economic change to American society. The effects of these changes continued into the 20th century. A social change was the abolition of slavery. An economic change was the panic of 1873 which was part of a series of crisis'. A political change was the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau to provide assistance to emancipated slaves. So Far, we have come up with a time line which consists of events that took place during the reconstruction era.
  • 3. 1865
    • Thirteenth Amendment approved in January. Ratified in December. Abolished slavery in the United States.
  • 4. 1866
    • Civil Rights Act passed despite Johnson's earlier veto.
  • 5. 1867
    • Civil Rights Act passed despite Johnson's earlier veto.
  • 6. 1868
    • Fourteenth Amendment ratified. Entitles all persons born or naturalized in the United States to citizenship and equal protection under the laws of the United States.
  • 7. 1869
    • Former Union General Ulysses S. Grant becomes president.
  • 8. 1870
    • Hiram Revels elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator.
  • 9. 1871
    • Forty-first Congress. Two black members in the House of Representatives including Robert Brown Elliot from the 3rd District in South Carolina.
  • 10. 1872
    • Freedmen's Bureau abolished.
  • 11. 1873
    • Forty-third Congress. Six black members in House the House of Representatives.
  • 12. 1874
    • P. B. S. Pinchback, a black politician, was the first black to serve as a state governor of Louisiana, although due to white resistance, his tenure is extremely short.
  • 13. 1875
    • Forty-fourth Congress. Six black members in the House of Representatives.
  • 14. 1876
    • Blanche Kelso becomes the Senator of Mississippi. He is the first African-American Senator to serve a complete six year term.
  • 15. 1877
    • Rutherford B. Hayes becomes President of the United States.