Reconstruction and Race Timeline Abbey Dubble

  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    The idea of this law made was to help control African Americans after the Civil War. This law stated that African Americans could not own or rent out farms. It is also stated that a African American without a job could be arrested. Whites took advantage of this law.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    This Act was to benefit and help the African Americans. This act went through congress. The purpose was to help protect African Americans rights. Later on the Supreme Court decided that the African Americans did not count as citizens. Republicans went a different way and started to create their own plan for the south.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The fourteenth amendment was to help African Americans gain rights. No further law could take away their citizenship. They had the right to be treated equally. Not everyone liked the fourteenth amendment right away, but in the year 1868 it went through.
  • The fifteenth Amendment

    The fifteenth Amendment
    The fifteenth ammendment clearly stated that any male could vote, regardless of his diversity. They hoped that this would boost african american males confidence. They thought that they would be able to be mor eprotecrive of themselves. We find out later in history that this didn't prove to be entirely true.
  • The Reconsturction Acts

    The Reconsturction Acts
    When states did not follow the fourteenth amendmet they were forced to go through the first reconstruction act. They were forced to make up new governments and a new constitutions. States were not happy about this and by 1870 all of the 10 states went through with the fourteenth amendment and were all welcomed back to the union.