Period 5 1848-1877

McGovern, Patrick 1/05/16

Black Codes

These codes restricted and monitored the actions of former slaves. These codes were set up by the southern governments in response to the emancipation of slaves.


- Vagrancy Laws

- Apprentice Laws

- Commercial Laws

Enforcement Acts

These acts were set in place by President Grant who had congress send troops to the south to try and control the treatment of the freed slaves. This only lasted Grant´s first term because he lost the support of congress.
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President Ulysses S. Grant

President Grant did many things to better the treatment of the newly freed slaves. He allowed them to vote, 15th amendment. Allowing the freedmen to vote is what helped him win the election of 1868. He also sent troops to the south to control the harsh and unfair treatment of African Americans. President Grant was involved in scandals which makes his president frond upon.

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was a proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the Confederate States. Since the Confederate States were not part of the Union, the Proclamation had no power to effect the Confederate States. This was used as a Propaganda technique.
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President Abraham Lincoln Signs the Emancipation Proclamation

Popular Sovereignty

This was a technique used to end the disputes over slavery in new states over whether or not that state was either free or a slave state. This was decided by the people of the state to vote whether or not to vote for or against slavery.

Free- Soil Ideology

Members of the Free- Soil Party believed in the emancipation of slaves. Their motto stated their beliefs which was, ¨free soil, free speech, free labor, and free men¨. One of the most well know members of this party was Abraham Lincoln.
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NAT-1- American culture developed with the actions and appearances of anti- slavery groups and political persons, such as the Free-Soil Party and Ulysses S. Grant, that urged and pushed for freedom and equal rights for all freedmen.

POL-2- Anti-Slavery movements led to the creation of political parties such as the Free-Soil Party. These parties included and believed in free labor and free men.