Reconstruction

Alexis France 3rd period 12/4/15

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified. This granted citizenship to all people, even recently freed slaves. They can't deny anyone and the jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. They made it because there were issues with former slaves in the American civil war. The citizens overruled the supreme courts with the Dred Scott case.

Freedmen's bureau

it was established in 1865, to help black slaves and poor whites in the south. Over 4 million slaves gained their freedom as a result of the union. The freedmen's bureau helped out with food housing and medical help, it established a bunch of schools and teachers. The bureau was prevented from fully carrying out its program due to not having a lot of funds.