Six Degree's of Seperation
Missouri Compromise - Compromise of 1877
Missouri Compromise 1820
Compromise of 1850
Kansas - Nebraska Act 1854
This act suspended the Missouri Compromise and left it to voters in Kansas and Nebraska to decide if they would be slave or free states. Both states would use popular sovereignty to decide what to do about slavery. This act was supported by President Pierce.
Civil War 1861-1865
Freedmans Bureau 1865
13th, 14th, and 15th Amenments 1865-1870
14th- All persons born in the US cannot be denied any of the rights in the Constitution.
15th- Citizens can't be denied their right to vote because of their race or color.
Military Reconstruction 1867
Act passed by Congress that divided the South into military districts, all lead by a Union general and soldiers. This act required ratification of the 14th amendment, and required state constitutions to give black male adults the right to vote.
Johnson's Impeachment 1868
Democrat Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Senate for the violation of Tenure of Office Act, by letting go of radical republican Edwin Stanton. After his impeachment he didn't have the authority to carry out the reconstruction act.