By: Jordan Whitt

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Freedman's Bureau

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, usually know as the Freedmen's Bureau was a federal government agency that aided freed slaves during the Reconstruction era of the United States. This bill was initiated by President Lincoln for the end of the Civil War. It was an important agency of the early Reconstruction by helping the freed men in the South. The Southerners response was the passing of the Black Codes, which greatly affected the rights of African Americans.