10 Percent Plan
The Freedmen's Bureau
13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment
This amendment abolished slavery, and involuntary servitude. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House of Representatives on January 31, 1865.
This amendment granted citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States". This included all freed slaves. This amendment was ratified on July 9, 1868.
This Amendment allowed any male citizen the right to vote, no matter their race, color, or if they were a former slave. Unfortunately, this did not give women the right to vote.
The Black Codes
Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
Carpetbaggers were people form the North who moved to the South. It is said that most people left the North for money or political gain during the Reconstruction.
Scalawags were Southern whites who supported the Republican Party after the Civil War.