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Civil war (1861-1865)
It was between the united states of america and the confederate states.
civil war started in 1861 and ended in 1865.
The conflict began primarily as a result of the long-standing disagreement over the insitution of slavery.
marking the beginning of the end of the four year-long american civil war.
At last general robert E. lee surrendered his confederate troops to the union.
In 1865 lincoln was assassinated
In 1865 the civil war ended
johnson begins his presidential reconstruction plan.
( lincoln wanted to be easy on the southerners but johnson wanted to be harsh )
congress elections 1866
putting them in a position to easily override any veto by president johnson.
The republicans won overwhelming majorities in both senate and house.
the reconstruction acts of 1867 laid out the proccess of readmitting southern states into union.
14th amendment provided former slaves with national citizenship (1868).
15th amendment granted black men the right to vote. (1870)