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The Election of 1864, Surrender and Assassination

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The Election of 1864, Surrender and Assassination

   Reconstruction Collage

PLEASE NOTE: As we explore the post war years (1865 to 1877) please keep in mind the following events are occurring simultaneously: rapid Industrial growth and labor unrest in a number of northern cities, building of the Transcontinental RR; wars of Conquest against Native Americans on the Great Plains, significant western migration and settlement and a financial Panic in 1873






5.19 Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution [1863-1877]

After a  four-year paroxysm of violence that left more than 700,000 dead,  

a battered nation works to secure economic, moral, and cultural reforms.




Dec 3, 1863  Outline for Presidential Reconstruction
March 4, 1865  Lincoln's Second Inaugural


April 9, 1865   The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
April 10, 1865  The Civil War is over...now what? 
Dec 3, 1866 

 Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations 


July 1864  Outline for Congressional Reconstruction (Wade-Davis Bill)
April 14, 1865 

 The Shocking Assassination that Changed America

"Sic semper tyrannis"
























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