Abraham Lincoln And The Civil Rights
Civil War began between the Union and the Confederacy over the abolition of slavery
Throughout the four years, proclamation was passed, freeing the slaves in confederate states.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while viewing a play in Ford 's Theater. Andrew Johnson then took over. Then in Dec, slavery was prohibited through the Thirteenth Amendment.
The Civil Rights Act is legalised, the first law regrading the rights for African- Americans.
In December, the KKK made many attempts to discourage the African-Americans from voting
Fpr $7.2 million, the USA buys Alaska off Russia. The want for this land originated from the fact that it would increase the size of the U.S. by nearly 20%.
The Prohibition National Committee is formed.
Civil War General, Ulysses.S Grant, is elected at president after president Johnson was questioned by the House of Representavies. Fourteenth Amendmentto is legalised, clarifying citizenship
Enforcement Acts- the government banned the use of terror or bribery to stop people from voting (race related). Next change was the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution
Chicago Fire happens, kills 300 and leaves 190,000 homeless. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Ku Klux Klan Act enable action to be taken against white supermacy groups.
Red River Indian War was launched by the Army to remove