Abraham Lincoln's Impact On The Reconstruction Period

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Purple - Sophia Colavitti Red - Michael Lee Blue - Justin Hanna Pink- Alyssa Lam Orange: Savannah Kao RECONSTRUCTION TIMELINE 1862 - Lincoln appoints military governors in Southern States. Abraham Lincoln appoints temporary military governors to rebuild the governments in Southern states that were taken back by the Union army. March 3, 1865 - The Freedmen's Bureau established April 8, 1865 - Lee surrenders This had an impact on the Reconstruction period because if Lee wouldn’t have surrendered, the reconstruction period may have not been able to start until later on. April 15, 1865 - Lincoln assassinated Lincoln, the 16th US president was killed by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at the Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. November 1st, 1865 Black Codes are established …show more content…

This was significant because Douglass was an important figure of human rights and fought hard to gain black suffrage. July 30, 1866 - Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan was established in Tennessee to intimidate African Americans. Another goal was to restore white rule. April 9, 1866- Congress pass the Civil Rights Act Congress pass the Civil Rights Act that gave all citizens under law, the right to make contracts, the right to own/sell property, and the right to equal treatment. This is significant because these acts allowed freed slaves to receive equal treatment as non slaves., March 2, 1867- Congress pass the first Reconstruction Act Five military districts that were under the leadership of a military general were created. Elections were held and allowed black males to vote for the first time. This is significant because this was a really significant time where black males were allowed to vote in an election for the first time in history. September 1, 1868- African American Officials

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