The reconstruction era was the time period after the civil war and after Lincoln's death, to rebuild the south and establish a peace for a united union.
President Ulysses S. Grant was an essential person in the reconstruction movement as he promised to support african americans in the transition period.
Conversations of people in Reconstruction effort
13th amendment: This amendment abolished slavery is the USA 14th amendment: Granted citizenship to anyone born in the USA15th amendment: States can't deny anyone the right to vote
Conventions: Adequate command of conventions
The Jim Crow laws were the opposite of the 15th amendment, southern politicians made taxes for voting so that voting became a luxury. This was wrong, so technically everyone really could not afford to vote
Plessy v. Ferguson: African americans argued that segregation laws violated the 14th amendment equal protection of the laws. Supreme court did not agree.
The Long Road to Equal Rights: Little Rock 9: african americans trying to attend unsegregated highschools. Upholding the 14th and 15th amendments in the future and treating others equally