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A Biography of America

Reconstruction – Key Events

1863

November 19

Gettysburg Address

1864

November

Union presidential election

November - December

Sherman captures Atlanta, March to the Sea

1865

April 9

Surrender at Appomattox

April 14

Assassination of Lincoln

December 6

Thirteenth Amendment ratified

1867

March

Congress passes Reconstruction Act.

1868

February

Impeachment of Johnson

July 9

Fourteenth Amendment ratified

November

Election of Grant

1870

February 3

Fifteenth Amendment ratified

1871

April and October

Grant sends in troops against the Klan

Units