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1. Call for 75,000 Volunteers. April 15, 1861. . . .

2. Proclamation declaring a Blockade of Southern Ports. April 19,

1861 . . . . . . . . . . .

3. Act for the Collection of Duties. July 13, 1861. . . . 4

4. Act for a National Loan. July 17, 1861 . . . . . 9

5. Act authorizing the Employment of Volunteers. July 22, 1861 .

6. Resolution on the Nature and Object of the War. July 22, 1861 .

7. Indemnity for State War Expenses. July 27, 1861 . . .

8. Act for calling out the Militia. July 29, 1861 . . . .

9. Act to define and punish certain Conspiracies. July 31, 1861 .

10. Supplementary National Loan Act. August 5, 1861 . . .

- 11. Confiscation Act. August 6, 1861 . . . . . .

~ 12. Act authorizing the Seizure of Railroad and Telegraph Lines.

January 31, 1862 . . . . . . . . . 22

13. Act prohibiting the Coolie Trade. February 19, 1862 . . ..

* 14. Act authorizing the Issue of Legal Tender Notes. February 25,

1862

* 15. Act for an Additional Article of War. March 13, 1862 . . 31

16. Act authorizing further Purchase of Coin. March 17, 1862 . .

- 17. Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation. April 10, 1862. 34

- 18. Act abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia. April 16, 1862 35

-19. Collection of Direct Taxes in Insurrectionary States. June 7, 1862 39

- 20. Abolition of Slavery in the Territories. June 19, 1862 . . . 42

21. Anti-Polygamy Act. July 1, 1862 . . . . . . 43

- 22. Oath of Office. July 2, 1862 . . . . . . . . 45

23. Election of Representatives by Districts. July 14, 1862 . . 47

24. Confiscation Act. July 17, 1862 . .

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25. Act to authorize Payments in Stamps. July 17, 1862

26. Militia Act. July 17, 1862 . . . . . . . . 54

27. Act admitting West Virginia. December 31, 1862 . . . 56

28. Emancipation Proclamation. January 1, 1863 · · · · 59

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29. Act to punish Correspondence with Rebels. February 25, 1863. 61

30. Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Govern-

ment. March 3, 1863 . . . . . . . 62

31. Enrolment Act. March 3, 1863. . . . . . . 68

32. Act relating to Habeas Corpus. March 3, 1863. . . . 75

33. Act for the Collection of Abandoned Property. March 3, 1863. 79

34. Resolution against Foreign Mediation. March 3, 1863 - . 81

35. Proclamation of Amnesty. December 8, 1863 . . . . 85

36. Supplementary Enrolment Act. February 24, 1864. . . . 88

37. National Bank Act. June 3, 1864 . . . .

38. Repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law. June 28, 1864. . . . 113

39. Intercourse with Insurrectionary States. July 2, 1864. . . 114

40. Enrolment Act. July 4, 1864 . . . . . . . 117

41. Act to encourage Immigration. July 4, 1864 .

. 120

42. Proclamation regarding Reconstruction. July 8, 1864. . . 122

43. Electoral Count. February 8, 1865 . . . . . . 128

44. Freedmen's Bureau. March 3, 1865 . . . . . 129

45. Freedom for Soldiers' Families. March 3, 1865 . . . . 132

46. Proclamation of Amnesty. May 29, 1865 . . . . 133

47. Proclamation appointing a Governor for North Carolina. May 29,

1865 . . . . . . . . . . . 135

48. Thirteenth Amendment. December 18, 1865 . . . . 138

49. Proclamation declaring the Insurrection at an End. April 2, 1866 139

50. First Civil Rights Act. April 9, 1866 . . . . . . 141

51. Supplementary Freedmen's Bureau Act. July 16, 1866

52. Restoration of Tennessee. July 24, 1866 . . . . . 151

53. Election of Senators. July 25, 1866 . . . . 152

54. Franchise in the District of Columbia. January 8, 1867 . . 154

55. Elective Franchise in the Territories. January 31, 1867 . . 155

56. First Reconstruction Act. March 2, 1867 . . . . . 156

57. Tenure of Office Act. March 2, 1867 . . . . . . 160

58. Act of Indemnity. March 2, 1867 . . . . . 164

59. Command of the Army. March 2, 1867 . . . . . 166

60. Abolition of Peonage. March 2, 1867 . . . . . . 168

61. Payments to Disloyal Persons. March 2, 1867 . . . . 169

62. Second Reconstruction Act. March 23, 1867 .

63. Treaty with Russia for the Cession of Alaska. March 30, 1867

64. Third Reconstruction Act. July 19, 1867 . . . . . 179

65. Act suspending Reduction of the Currency. February 4, 1868 183

66. Articles of Impeachment. March 2–3, 1868. . . . . 184

67. Fourth Reconstruction Act. March 11, 1868 . . . . 198

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68. Act admitting Arkansas to Representation in Congress. June 22,

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69. Act admitting North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia,

Alabama, and Florida to Representation in Congress. June

25, 1868. - - - - - - - - - -

70. Eight-hour Law. June 25, 1868 . - - - - -

71. Oath of Office. July 11, 1868 - - - - - - -

72. Joint Resolution excluding Electoral Votes of the Late Rebellious

States. July 20, 1868 . - - - - - -

73. Rights of American Citizens in Foreign States. July 27, 1868 .

74. Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. July 28, 1868 .

75. Proclamation granting Full Amnesty. December 25, 1868

76. Provisional Governments of Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi. Feb-

ruary 18, 1869 - - - - - - - - -

77. Extradition Act. March 3, 1869 . - - - - -

78. Act to strengthen the Public Credit. March 18, 1869 . -

79. Equal Rights in the District of Columbia. March 18, 1869 .

8o. Amended Tenure of Office Act. April 5, 1869 . - - -

81. Submission of the Constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas.

April 10, 1869 - - - - - - -

82. Reconstruction of Georgia. December 22, 1869 . - - -

83. Admission of Virginia to Representation in Congress. January
26, 1870. - - - - - - - - -

84. Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. March 30, 1870.

85. Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. May 31, 1870 . -

86. Redemption and Bank Note Act. July 12, 1870 . - - -

87. Naturalization Act. July 14, 1870 - - - - - -

88. Act for refunding the National Debt. July 14, 1870 . - -

89. Act for the Restoration of Georgia. July 15, 1870 - - -

90. San Domingo Commissioners. January 12, 1871 . - - -

91. Supplementary Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. February

28, 1871 . - - - - - - - - -

92. Act to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment. April 20, 1871.

93. Treaty of Washington. May 8, 1871 - - -

94. Act removing Political Disabilities. May 22, 1872 - -

95. Supplementary Federal Election Law. June 10, 1872 . -

96. Coinage Act. February 12, 1873 . - - - - - -

97. Act regarding United States Notes and National Bank Currency.

June 20, 1874. - - - - - - - - -

98. Resumption of Specie Payments. January 14, 1875 . - -

99. Civil Rights Act. March 1, 1875 . - - - - - -

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100. Joint Resolution for the Issue of Silver Coin. July 22, 1876 306

101. Electoral Count Act. January 29, 1877 . . . . . 308

102. Coinage of the Standard Silver Dollar. February 28, 1878 . 313

103. Act forbidding the further Retirement of Legal Tender Notes.

May 31, 1878 . . . . . . . . . . 316

104. Use of the Army at the Polls. May 4, 1880 . . . . 317

105. Purchase of Bonds. March 3, 1881 . . . . . . 318

106. Anti-Polygamy Act. March 22, 1882 . . . . . . 319

107. Act restricting Chinese Immigration. May 6, 1882 . . . 323

108. National Bank Circulation, Bonds, and Gold Certificates. July

12, 1882 .

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109. Civil Service Act. January 16, 1883. . . . . . 332

110. Contract Labor Act. February 26, 1885 . . . . . 339

III. Presidential Succession Act. January 19, 1886 . . . . 342

112. Act prohibiting Special Laws in the Territories. July 30, 1886 . 344

113. Electoral Count Act. February 3, 1887 . . . . .

114. Interstate Commerce Act. February 4, 1887 . . . . 352

115. Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians. February 8, 1887 . 372

116. Ownership of Real Estate in the Territories. March 3, 1887 . 377

117. Retirement of the Trade Dollar. March 3, 1887 .. . .

118. Anti-Polygamy Act. March 3, 1887 . . . . . ..

119. Chinese Exclusion Act. September 13, 1888 . . . . 389

120. Anti-Trust Act. July 2, 1890 . . . . . . . 395

121. Silver Purchase Act. July 14, 1890 . . .

122. “Original Package" Act. August 8, 1890. . . . . 401

123. Anti-Lottery Act. September 18, 1890 . . . . . 402

124. Immigration and Contract Labor. March 3, 1891 . . 405

125. Repeal of the Silver Purchase Act of 1890. November 1, 1893 · 411

126. President Cleveland's Venezuelan Message. December 17, 1895 413

127. Alien Ownership of Real Estate in the Territories. March 2, 1897 419

128. Recognition of the Independence of Cuba. April 20, 1898 . 422

129. Declaration of War. April 25, 1898 . . . . . . 424

130. Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands. July 7, 1898 . . . 426

131. Treaty of Paris. December 10, 1898. . . . . . 429

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