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Reconstruction

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Transcript of Reconstruction

Abraham Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction
On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln thought slavery was wrong and thought it ruined the United States. So Abraham attended to reconstruct the United States by giving freedom to all slaves in the South.He gave a message according to the "Emancipation Proclamation" that all slaves should be free and that they shouldn't be treated this way. Then the next year, he was reelected President along with Vice P. Andrew Johnson.
In 1877, Rutherford Hayes became President and beat Samuel Tilden in election.
In 1877, he gave a address to rebuild the North and the South to secure civil rights of African Americans
Democrats allowed Rutherford to become President but Republicans betrayed Hayes at defending Civil Rights of African Americans.
The Reconstruction Era came to an end all thanks to P. Rutherford Hayes who removed troops from the South protecting African Americans Civil Rights.
Work Cited
The meaning of Reconstruction where, and when it took place
Reconstruction 1863-77
Foner, Eric."Reconstruction". Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2014
Reconstruction Ends
Reconstruction: Civil Rights Act of 1866
The Civil Rights Act is a law made by the government defending rights of African Americans
They believed that African Americans should have equal rights because they thought they were threatened and weren't supposed to be treated that way
This Act helped them from being
separated from one another giving
them protection.
Civil Rights soon then passed over Johnson's veto in 1865 giving all people rights except Indians.
Reconstruction: 14th/15th Amendment
14th Amendment ratified 1868 and 15th Amendment ratified 1870
The 14th Amendment ratifies that U.S citizens are
offered citizenship people who were born, and also former slaves after the Civil War.
This Amendment states that all citizens have freedom but if failed to follow, you will be charged or even punished.
Also the 15th Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote followed by the Reconstruction Acts which were passed over Andrew Johnson's veto.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Reconstruction." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Maddox, Robert James. American History. Reconstruction through the present. Guilford, CT: Dushkin Pub. Group, 1985. Print.
Ku Klux Klan involved in Reconstruction
Reconstruction Era started in 1863-1877
Took place in the South (Ex: Florida, Texas, Tennessee)
(Meaning)A process which the states that had seceded were reorganized as part of the Union after the Civil War which means to reunite or rebuild again
The Ku Klux Klan known as the KKK was found in Tennessee, 1866
The KKK disapproved Reconstruction showing hatred to African Americans that they shouldn't have Civil Rights and wanted total control over slavery giving violence to people who were involved in Reconstruction
In 1871, P. Ulysses Grant vetoed the Ku Klux Klan Act that all people should have civil rights no matter what their race was
Reconstruction Acts
When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865, Vice P. Andrew Johnson became President the next day finishing his plan to Reconstruction
13th Amendment was ratified and abolished slavery
In 1867-68, he vetoed the Reconstruction Acts letting Congress split up the Confederacy into five military territories and required election to determine if African Americans could vote
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