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January 13, 1868 Edwin Stanton is illegally restored to Secretary of War by the U. S. Senate
  Edwin Stanton
January 15, 1868 Ohio rescinds its ratification of the 14th Amendment when the Peace Democrats gain control of the legislature. The Federal government refuses to recognize the action and counts Ohio as for ratification Ohio
  14th Amendment
  Democratic Party
January 21, 1868 Mississippi rejects the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Mississippi
  14th Amendment
February 21, 1868 President Andrew Johnson removes Edwin Stanton from office and informs the Senate of his actions
  Andrew Johnson
  Edwin Stanton
February 24, 1868 The U. S. House votes to impeach President Andrew Johnson, 126-47
March 11, 1868 Louisiana adopts a new state constitution outlawing segregation and incorporating the language of the 13th and 14th amendments.
March 11, 1868 4th Reconstruction Act passed by Congress. This changed the defination of majority from majority of all voters to majority of voters casting ballots in the election to approve or reject a state constitution. The bill also tried to counter the intimidation of the Ku Klux Klan.
March 13, 1868 The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson opens. He is charged with violation of the Tenure of Office Act
  Andrew Johnson
March 16, 1868 Iowa ratifies the 14th Amendment Iowa
  14th Amendment
March 24, 1868 Following the ratification of the 14th Amendment, the New Jersey legislature voted through a resolution of rescission. Governor Marcus L. Ward then vetoed the recission. On this date, New Jersey readopted the recission over the governor's veto New Jersey
  14th Amendment
April 6, 1868 Arkansas ratifies the 14th Amendment Arkansas
  14th Amendment
May 16, 1868 The Senate votes 35 guilty, 19 not guilty in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. It is one vote shy of the necessary 2/3rds majority.
  Andrew Johnson
May 20, 1868
May 21, 1868
Republican Convention nominates Ulysses S. Grant to run for President of the United States and Schuyler Colfax as Vice-president
  Election of 1868
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Republican Party
June 1, 1868 James Buchanan dies, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  James Buchanan
June 9, 1868 Florida ratifies the 14th Amendment Florida
  14th Amendment
June 25, 1868 Congress passes congressional representation for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana over President Andrew Johnson's veto Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
North Carolina
Louisiana
  Andrew Johnson
July 4, 1868 North Carolina ratifies the 14th Amendment North Carolina
  14th Amendment
July 4, 1868
July 9, 1868
Democrats nominate Horatio Seymour for President and Francis P. Blair Jr. for Vice-president
  Election of 1868
  Democratic Party
July 9, 1868 Louisiana ratifies the 14th Amendment Louisiana
  14th Amendment
July 9, 1868 South Carolina ratifies the 14th Amendment South Carolina
  14th Amendment
July 13, 1868 Alabama ratifies the 14th Amendment Alabama
  14th Amendment
July 19, 1868 3rd Reconstruction Act is passed over the veto of President Andrew Johnson
  Andrew Johnson
July 21, 1868 Georgia ratifies the 14th Amendment Georgia
  14th Amendment
July 28, 1868 The Secretary of State certifies the 14th Amendment has been approved by the required 28 of the 37 states.
  14th Amendment
  14th Amendment [Full Text]
October 15, 1868 Oregon rescinds its ratification of the 14th Amendment Oregon
  14th Amendment
November 3, 1868 Ulysses S. Grant elected President of the United States
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Election of 1868
December 3, 1868 The treason trial of Jefferson Davis began in Richmond. Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
December 25, 1868 President Andrew Johnson grants amnesty to all who participated in the insurrection or rebellion against the United States.
  Andrew Johnson

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