Part 6
Updated: 12/16/2019
Part 6
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  • 140 years later, a young boy sits in history class, listening to a lecture on the effects of the Reconstruction Era. The student is John Washington, named after one of his ancestors who fought for racial equality.
  • Republicans who fought for blacks' rights eventually lost their power to southern Democrats, who reinforced racist policies that were not challenged until the race riots of the 50s.
  • The Freedmen's Bureau was also not entirely successful, as it did not have the power to grant former slaves land.
  • Who can tell me some of the benefits of Reconstruction?
  • Reconstruction broughtabout federal protection for blacks for the first time with the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
  • Ms. McQuarrie, I can!
  • This acted as acatalyst for future movements and laws that guarantee the rights of minorities andwomen.
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