shelby history

shelby history

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  • Today we will talking about Civil War Reconstruction 
  • After the Civil War the nation needed to put back together .
  • Lincoln had a plan called the 10% plan .It was very lenient as it called for only 10% of southern men to swear loyalty to the Union 
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed by Congress in reaction of the Black codes . It said that AAs were to enjoy equal rights like the rest of the U.S citizens .
  •  Congress was filled with Radical Republicans that wanted the south punished. Their plan called 50%of southern men to swear loyalty before the South would be readmitted . 
  • Black codes were passed in many places to keep keep AAs as close to slavery as possible . An example of a black code is employment was required of all freedom; Violators faced vagrancy charges.
  • Northern troops invaded the south to enforce the CRA of 1866 
  • The Freedoms Bureau was established to help former slaves through education and housing aid .  
  • The KKK rose up to scare and intimidate AAs.  
  • Reconstruction ended with a compromise to settle the election of 1876. The last Union left in 1877. 
  • Jim Crow laws  segregated  blacks and whites 
  • 13th amendment ended slavery   
  • 14th amendment granted citizenship to former slaves 
  • 15th amendment Voting right for AA men  
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