President-elect Abraham Lincoln disregards rumors of assassination and continues to reject any compromise proposals that might expand slavery.
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The Inauguration of Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 – Abraham Lincoln’s death meant that a southern Democrat would become the next U.S. president, much to the dismay of northerners hoping
The Freedmen’s Bureau
March 3, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law establishing the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, which became known as
Compensated Emancipation and the Hampton Roads Fallout
February 10, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln unveiled a new plan for slave emancipation, and members of Congress demanded to know what happened at Hampton Roads.
The Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
December 9, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln outlined a plan to bring the Confederate states back into the Union. This was part of his effort