Tags » Thirteenth Amendment

Andrew Johnson's Presidential Restoration Plan

May 29, 1865 – President Andrew Johnson issued two proclamations designed to continue former President Abraham Lincoln’s plan to restore the Confederates states to the U.S. 865 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The War This Week: Apr 20-26, 1865

Thursday, April 20

The Arkansas state legislature ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

Former Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee wrote from Richmond to President Jefferson Davis… 588 more words

Jefferson Davis

The Civil War This Week: Apr 20-26, 1865

Thursday, April 20

The Arkansas state legislature ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

Former Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee wrote from Richmond to President Jefferson Davis… 560 more words

Politics

Are We Free?

Emancipation Day

April 16 is a legal holiday in Washington DC. Local government offices are closed and many public services do not operate. In all other areas of the United States, April 16 is a normal day and public life is not affected. 402 more words

Community

Emancipation Day

April 16 marks the passage of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Act ended slavery in the District, freed those held as slaves, compensated those who had legally owned the freed slaves and offered money to newly freed slaves to emigrate.   58 more words

U.S. Constitution

The War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 557 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The Civil War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 549 more words

Politics