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Reconstruction

Thirteenth, Fourteenth, & Fifteenth Amendments

The Civil War just ended in 1865. The U.S government faced the problem of dealing with the defeated southern states. Congress prepared for the many challenges the nation would face at war’s end, particularly the integration of four million lately freed African Americans into the political life of the nation, and the access to federal representation of former states in rebellion. Congressional Reconstruction included the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments to the Constitution which enlarge civil and legal protections to former slaves. This amendment made slavery illegal to all the United States.(book pg. 508-515) The North victory in the Civil War in 1865 may have given a few 4 million slaves their liberty, but the action of rebuilding the South while the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new set of significant challenges. ( history channel > topics > reconstruction ) Everyone wanted their own rights. For example, many farmers wanted their own land to farm.The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially abolished slavery in America, and was ratified on December 6, 1865, after the conclusion of the American Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

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FEBRUARY 12, 1809,Lincoln is born in Hardin County , Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. When Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, seven slave states left the Union to form the Confederate States of America, and four more joined when hostilities began between the North and South. When the American Civil War (1861-65) began, President Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) carefully framed the conflict as concerning the preservation of the Union rather than the abolition of slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, dies from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer.

Why is Abraham Lincoln important to the Civil War ?

Abraham Lincoln is very important in the Civil War because Lincoln led the Union to victory in the Civil War and ended slavery in America. Lincoln declared South Carolina's secession illegal. He also pledged to go to war to protect the federal union in 1861 .
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There are 3 Reconstruction Amendments you will need to know...

13th Amendment - gets rid of slavery ( abolish )


14th Amendment - allows people to become citizens


15th Amendment- allows people to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude

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