After the Civil War, Lincoln did not want to punish the south so he had 10%voters swear loyalty to union. He also made a plan for former slaves to have jobs, food, and shelter.
13 amendment-no slavery 14 amendment-citizenship 15 amendment-African Americans right to vote only men
On April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. His body was carried on a train all throughout the Untied States.
BLACK CODES African Americans are not allowed to have gun, or buy rent property. Must take Literacy test to vote.
THIS IS LIMITING ARE FREEDOM RIGHTS.
After the death of Lincoln, Andrew Johnson took over as president. Later on Congress impeached Johnson because they said he broke the laws. Also he was against civil rights for African Americans.
This is not right.
During and after the civil war 3 more amendments were given to protect the rights of former slaves but it was still difficult for African Americans in the south.
In the south, they had laws called the Black codes deigned to limit the African Americans freedom rights. Also another group called KKK also tried to stoop blacks from exercising their freedom by using violence and intimidation.
In 1876 the Jim Crow laws were passed in the south that said that blacks and whites would be separated in schools, restaurants, theatres ,trains, and more.