The Republican-controlled Congress responded to these measures by passing the three great postwar constitutional amendments Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth that abolished slavery, guaranteed the newly freed blacks equal protection of the laws, and gave all male American citizens the right to vote regardless of their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Supreme Court affirmed the concept of separate but equal public facilities, thus ensuring racial segregation and discrimination, especially in education. Whites would use this concept to keep African Americans, as well as other minorities, in separate and unequal facilities. Asian, Irish and other immigrant Americans were also restricted from public life, isolated in segregated schools, and discriminated against in regard to employment and housing.
Doctors attend the President in the theater then soldiers move his unconscious body to a boarding house across the street.
Because of his height, Lincoln is laid diagonally across a bed so his body will fit. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell. April 18 — Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his entire cabinet arrive in Charlotte with a contingent of 1, soldiers.
May 4 — American Civil War: Lieutenant General Richard Taylorcommanding all Confederate forces in AlabamaMississippiand eastern Louisianasurrenders his forces to Union General Edward Canby at Citronelle, Alabamaeffectively ending all Confederate resistance east of the Mississippi.
May 5 Jefferson Davis meets with his Confederate Cabinet 14 officials for the last time, in Washington, Georgia, and the Confederate Government is officially dissolved. May 10 — American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
May 23 — Grand Review of the Armies: May 25 — Mobile magazine explosion: June 2 — American Civil War: Confederate forces west of the Mississippi under General Edmund Kirby Smith surrender at Galveston, Texas under terms negotiated on May 26, becoming the last to do so.
June 19 — American Civil War: June 23 — American Civil War: Sultana burns July 5 — The U. Secret Service is founded. July 6 — The Nation political magazine begins publication. In the market square of Springfield, MissouriWild Bill Hickok shoots Little Dave Tutt dead over a poker debt in what is regarded as the first true western " fast draw " showdown.
July 30 — The steamer Brother Jonathan sinks off the California coast, killing Brother Jonathan sinks September 8— Fort Smith Council between U. October 8 — The 6. November 6 — American Civil War: November 10 — Major Henry Wirzthe superintendent of the Camp Sumter prison camp is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier to be executed for war crimes.
December 11 — The U. December 18 — The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which forever abolishes slavery is declared ratified by three-quarters of the states of the United States.
December 24 — The Ku Klux Klan is formed by six Confederate Army veterans, with support of the Democratic Party, in Pulaski, Tennesseeto resist Reconstruction and intimidate " carpetbaggers " and " scalawags ", as well as to repress the freed slaves.In this grand-scale narrative history, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist H.
W. Brands brilliantly portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America. An Overview of Pennsylvania Mapping Circa to by Harold Cramer. Introduction. Pennsylvania is open to the world's oceans from Philadelphia, open to the Great Lakes from Erie, and open to the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys from Pittsburgh.
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