Former Slaves

Former Slaves
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  • After the civil war former slaves would go to the freedman's Bureau for a new start and hope they had land and money for them.
  • Me too!  It will be a wonderful new beginning. 
  • Thank the lord this treacherous war is over.  I'm really looking forward to our ner start where we are equal to the rest.
  • Not everyone was let go from their owners though even when the war was over. 
  • even after the war ended it took a while for slaves in the south to be set free for their owners. 
  • I have no care in the world what the law is even if the war is over but none of you are leaving here !
  • This mainly had to do with the fact that the president at the time was turning a blind eye and pretending like it wasn't happening which allowed this to go on past the illegalization of slavery.
  • thank god the war is over but I wont be able to cope with the fact that African Americans  and Whites will be equal, it scares me too much. 
  • Once the North caught on to how one sided Johnson was they were furious because they thought he was going easy on southerners. because of this the north retaliated with radical republicanism and overruled democrats in the election of 1866. during this time President Johnson was impeached and replaced after the election with Ulysses S. Grant
  • Ulysses S Grant!
  • After the impeachment of Johnson more that 500,000 African Americans had voted and 9 out of 10 voted for Ulysses S. Grant.
  • During the election of 1888, the civil war hero won by a margin of 306,000 out of 6 million total ballots
  • Yea Him!
  • No way!
  • During reconstruction three amendments were created and ratified. The  13th amendment which was proposed and ratified in 1865 abolished slavery which then killed the southern economy and way of life. The 14th amendment was proposed in 1866 and ratified in 1868 provides a broad definition of national citizenship excluding African Americans. It requires the states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons (not only to citizens) within their jurisdictions. And lastly the 15th Amendment which allowed African Americans to vote. this Amendment was ratified in 1870 made it so any citizen of the united states could vote regardless of race or previous status.
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