Social Studies/ Notes

Dianna Andaur

Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln's order to free slaves in states that were still fighting the union, and to allow African Americans into the union army and navy.

13th admendment

No person in the united states can be kept as a slave. No person can be forced to work for someone else, except as a legal punishment for a crime.

14th admendment

all Americans including former slave, have the right to be treated as citizens. also it deals with other questions that arose because of the Civil war. for instance, it prevents people from being elected to office who have rebelled against the united states. also says that the federal government is not responsible for confederate debts.

15th admendment

states cannot deny anyone the right to vote simply because the persons race, or color, or because the person used to be a slave.


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How did the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment affect former slaves in the south?

these amendments say that any slave in the country are no longer slaves and is going to be treated like a person who wasn't a slave have the right to be free, this is because these amendments say no slavery in the united states, the slaves have the right to be treated as a citizen, and are allowed to vote.

If you were a part of the congress at the time, what other law would you design to protect the former slaves

my law to protect the slaves would be segregation wouldn't be necessary because although they are treated better they still don't get the same rights as others or they don't get the same amount of fairness as others do.