In the text it states that,''Johnson stood back while Southern states started passing black codes which restricted the rights of freedmen.
The radical republicans passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that didn't allow former confederates to run office and sent in the military to insure that blacks were treated equal as white's.
Compromise of 1877
In the text it states that,'' During Reconstruction African-Americans did gain some political power such as being voted into the Louisiana Legislature.''An African-American man named P.B.S. Pinchback was elected to and appointed president of the Louisiana State Senate.
In the text it states,'' In 1865 Congress created the Freedmen’s Bureau to help newly freed slaves and poor whites in the South. The Freedmen’s Bureau would give newly freedmen food and provide teachers for African-American children.''