Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Timeline of Major Topics by President: Part 4

Civil War, 1861-1865

16. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865
Republican
VP - Andrew Johnson
Secretary of State - William H. Seward (New York)
Secretary of Treasury - Salmon P. Chase
Secretary of War - Edwin M. Stanton
Major Items:
Civil War, 1861-1865
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Homestead Act, 1862
Morill Act, 1862 (created agricultural colleges)
Assassinated April 14th, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth

Reconstruction, 1865-1877

17. Andrew Johnson, 1865, 1869
Republican
Secretary of State - William H. Seward
Major Items:
13th Amendment, 1865
14th Amendment, 1868
Reconstruction Act, 1867
Tenure of Office Act, 1867
Impeachment Trial, 1868
Formation of KKK
Adoption of Black Codes in the South

18. Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877
Republican
VP - Colfax, Wilson
Secretary of State - Hamilton Fish
Major Items:
15th Amendment, 1870
First Transcontinental Railroad, 1869
Tweed Ring
Panic of 1873
Crédit Mobilier
Whiskey Ring
Indian Ring

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