RECONSTRUCTION

-ABI,WESLEY,TRENT,JARED,JAMIA

A PICTURE OF THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

When the crop came in it had to go towards debt of the us
Crop was never enough to cover debt
This kept the blacks very poor
Farms were rented to blacks
Paper money became worthless
Put country back on gold standard
Paper money caused inflation
Free slaves were equally distressed
Slaves stayed in plantations but for little pay
Sharecropping
Sharecropping has benefits and costs for both the owners and the croppers
in 1870, only around 30,000 african americans in the South owned land

SECRETARY OF LABOR

A system used to protect freedmen's rights was called The Freedmen’s Bureau.
  • Freedmen must and will be protected in their rights,”Virginia Assistant Commissioner Orlando Brown said “they must be required to meet these first and most essential conditions of a state of freedom, a visible means of support,and a fidelity to contracts .

  • Since African Americans are free now when they are working with whites white can’t make blacks do more work or whites can’t assign the amount of work the african americans do. Now that the North won the Civil War African American have their freedom and citizen rights.

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

My plan is to intervene with the KKK and stop them and help protect the rights of the freedmen. Also the Confederate armed forces have to take an oath of loyalty to the United States army. I will also enforce the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. 50% of our armed forces will be sent on leave. The rest will help stop the KKK and guard towns. The blacks will be able to fight in war after they take the oath of loyalty. The blacks will be treated equally in war. Injured blacks get the same treatment as whites.

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT

To address the racism and the kkk , I will say that people are equal. Also I will help by putting schools in each state and will have both black and white kids.I will put high schools in each state.Also I will put college school in each state.

I will still make people pay for their homes, But for not that much. I will have a place for homeless people to stay.