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John Wilkes Booth and The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln!
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Andrew Johnson who was elected vice president was named president. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Fords theater. Lincoln was the first president to ever be assassinated. There were plans to also kill the vice president as well as the secretary of state. Abraham was killed in revenge for the south losing the civil war, as well as sever the continuity of the US government. The secretary was only wounded and the vice president,Andrew Johnson was never attacked!
The Black Codes!
Black Codes were Laws passed by southern states in 1865 and 1866. These laws had the intent and effect of restricting African Americans of there freedom and making them work for low wages. these restrictions included voting, the right to bear arms, and even gathering in groups to worship. the black codes were started to keep slaves from gaining any rights at all, then the south tried to bring them back. So even though they had been emancipated there lives were still restricted with the black codes.
10 Percent Plan!
The 10 percent plan stated that each southern state could be readmitted after 10 percent of its voters swore an oath to the US. This was Lincolns plan and it offered amnesty to all southerners. the 10 percent plan was also trying to help further along emancipation process. The southerner must also agree that slavery was indeed illegal.
Faliures of Reconstruction
There were many failures of the Reconstruction Era. The KKK had a great part in terrorize anyone supported the African Americans to be free with equal rights.The supreme court also did an awful job maintaining peace. The Democratic Congress couldn't do any better and were constantly criticized for not being able to handle the situations involving African American freedoms.
Success of Reconstruction.
There were many successes as well to the Reconstruction Era. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment were great in the success of helping the Emancipation Proclamation.African Americans were finally elected to political offices to make decisions much less biased. States had been readmitted to the union and swore an oath to the US, as well as to admit that slavery is illegal.