Reconstruction

Reconstruction
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  • Black code was laws designed by the Southern states to restrict the freedom of newly freed Blacks. The thirteenth amendment was approved and Abolished slavery in the U.S (1865)
  • Civil Rights Act passed. The Fourteenth Amendment was passed. First, second, third and fourth reconstruction act passed. Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. (1866- 1868)
  • Former Union General, Ulysses. S. Grant, becomes president.Hiram Revels elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator. The Fifteenth Amendment ratified, Joseph H. Rainey, first black member sworn in as member of U. S. House of Representatives. (1869-1871)
  • Forty-fourth Congress. Six black members in the House of Representatives. (1875-77) Civil Rights Act enacted by Congress. It Provides blacks with the right to equal treatment in public places and transportation. The Supreme Court later declared this Act unconstitutional. (1875)
  • U. S. Senate votes not to seat P. B. S. Pinchback. Wade Hampton inaugurated as governor of South Carolina. The election of Hampton, a leader in the Confederacy, confirms fears that the South is not committed to Reconstruction. (1876)
  • Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated President of the United States. Forty-fifth Congress. Four black members in House. Last federal troops leave South Carolina effectively ending the Federal government's presence in the South. Robert Brown Elliott yields office of attorney general of South Carolina. (1877-79)
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