RECONSTRUCTION ERA

Made by Shamar Scales

14th Amandment

The 14th amendment was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship all persons born or naturalized in the United States, which included former slaves recently freed.

15th Amendment

The 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution on March 30, 1870. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
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Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens was the most famous Radical Republican in the House of Representatives. He served as chairman of the joint committee on Reconstruction and determined to treat the defeated southern states as conquered provinces.

Andrew Johnson

Under the administration of President Andrew Johnson in 1865 and 1866, new southern state legislatures passed restrictive black codes to control the labor and behavior of former slaves and other African Americans.
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