Reconstruction and Race Timeline Claudiayost

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  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Black Codes where laws that helped newly freed African Americans. These laws made it easy for white employers to control African Americans. Some laws still could arrest African Americans if they were unemployed. Also some Black Codes made it illegal for African Americans to own or rent land. Life with the Black Codes was a littile better then slavery but not much better.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was a law that gave the federal goverment the power to protect African Americans rights. This also gave African Americans citizenship. This act was meant to counter the Supreme Court's decision on the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. In that case the Supreme Court ruled African Americans were not citizens. President Johnson vetoed this this bill but the congress override it and it became a law.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    The Fourteenth Amendment states that all people that are born in the United States and still live in United States are consided citizens of the United States and the state they live in. Also it stated that no states could take a person's life, liberty, and property. Another part of the Fourteenth Amendment says that everyone had equal protection of law. It made it clear that if a state took away a mans rights for voting they could lose representation in Congress.
  • The Reconstruction Act

    The Reconstruction Act
    The Reconstruction Act says that the 10 former Confederate states that didn't pass the Fourteeth Amendment were required to form new goverments. All states were divided into five military districts. The act gave African Americans the right to vote in state elctions. A Second Reconstuction Act was formed and the army registered voters in each district and help organized state constitutional conventions.
  • The Fifteenth Amendment

    The Fifteenth Amendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment stated that all men, even colored, were allowed to vote. No state or federal goverment could tell them they couldn't vote. Republicans felt that their job was done. They also felt that this act gave Africans Americans the protection they needed from the white people.