Reconstruction Era Timeline

Reconstruction Era Timeline
1865
Andrew Johnson becomes president after Lincoln's assassination
Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery
1866
Civil Rights Act is passed
1867
Reconstruction Acts are passed
1868
Fourteenth Amendment extends full citizenship to African Americans
Ulysses S. Grant is elected president
1870
Fifteenth Amendment guarantees voting rights to African Americans.
1873
Financial panic leads to economic depression
1877
Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as president and ends reconstruction.
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