How Constitutional Amendments Affected African Americans

How Constitutional Amendments Affected African Americans

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  • Before the Civil War was over, President Abraham Lincoln signed a document known as the Freemen's Bureau.
  • Great Idea!!!!!
  • ___ __ _______ __ __ __ ___ _
  • There. Now African Americans have some of the rights everyone should be given.
  • On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln died. He had been assassinated while watching a play.
  • Andrew Jackson became the new president to take Abraham's place.
  • He died. I guess you are the new President now.
  • Meanwhile, in town...
  • It is no fair the Freedmen's Bureau doesn't allow us to do what we want with former slaves!
  • Yea!! The Freedmen's Bureau was established BEFORE the war ended!!! It gives the Freedmen WAY TOO many rights!!!! They are able to go to school, have medical care, have a court system, be paid fairly, and the ability to choose who they work for.
  • DId you hear the President died?
  • Because the people didn't like the rules they now had to live by, they met with the President in Constitutional Conventions only white men were allowed to attend.
  • ?
  • We want you to change the law!
  • Andrew Johnson and the others at the conventions came up with a solution.
  • _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
  • We decided that African Americans will now have to live under Black Codes.
  • The Black codes forced African Americans to sign up for labor. The African Americans weren't allowed to recfuse.
  • This isn't fair!!! Why are you doing this?
  • ___________ ___________
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