Civil War and Reconstruction
A tariff that nearly doubled import taxes. It contributed to the declaration of war because it favored northern business.
(March 2, 1861)
A bill that allowed the government to force people to serve. Angered the south because the north could buy themselves out
Gave western land to applicants. Angered the south because it favored the west
Pacific Railway act
Funded transcontinental railway.
This angered the south because it was further support for the west
(April 16, 1862)
(May 20, 1862)
(July 1, 1862)
This act freed the slaves.
This angered the south as they heavily relied on slave labor.
National banking act
This act established a national bank a currency
This was the first African-american regimen
(Jul 18, 1863)
(feb 25, 1863)
(Jan 1, 1863)
It was an act the required southern states to pledge loyalty and give African Americans the right to vote. It was a law that had a focus on black rights
An address given by Lincoln on a battlefield.
Attempted to unify the north and south
Lincolns 2nd inaugural address
Lincolns address near the end of the civil war
(nov 19, 1863)
(mar 4, 1865)
Helped former slaves and poor whites. It was a law that was meant to support union
The amendment that abolished slavery. It was a huge step for equality
Jim crow laws
These were southern laws that discriminated against African Americans. These were the first laws after the civil war to discriminate based on race
(Dec 6, 1865)
(Mar 3, 1865)
This amendment prohibited any state to restrict access to voting. It guaranteed equal rights for people and further solidified rights for all
(Feb 3, 1870)
(jul 9, 1868)
This law protected the rights of citizens. It is a major step for equal rights in america
Compromise of 1877
the deal that ended disputes over the presidential election.