Reconstruction and Race Timeline Hannah Strayer

  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    The Black Codes were laws that the legislaters is the Southern states.The laws of the Black Codes were used to help controll the freed African Americans. Life under the Black Codes was little better than slavery, according to freed men and women.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    THe Civil Rights Act was used to combat the black codes. This law granted citizenship to the freed African Americans. President Johnson vetoed both of the bills, but then the vetoes were overrided by the Republicans in congress.
  • Reconstruction Acts

    Reconstruction Acts
    This period of time became known a the Radical Reconstruction.The first Reconstruction Act divided the 10 states that had not ratified the Fourth Amedment into five military districts. The second Reconstruction Act empowered the army to register voters in each district.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    The Fourteenth Amendment stated that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citezens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." It also stated that no state could take a person's life, liberty, or property. It also excluded former confederate leaders from holding any national or state office unless they had a pardon.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment prohibits federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." It was ratified in 1869. When it was ratified the republicans thought their job was mostly done.They tought that giving African Americans the right to vote would let them protect themselves from white people.