by selena muniz
we are now free from slavery! we can live life now. the war is over
in order for the trader southern states to join the union again 50% of the state has to pledge allegiance to the united states.
The war was finally over and the union won, but that wasn't the end of their problems. they still had to fix up america again which led to the reconstruction era.
when they began reconstruction they decided to allow the southerners to be able to rejoin the union. this was the beginning of the change in america.
although African Americans were free they still had things to worry about like black codes and a new group that raised called the klu klux klan
Republicans in Congress took firm hold of Reconstruction in the South. they decided to split the south into 5 different military sections.
the freedmen bureau helped to get many of the freed blacks on their feet. it helped them to get jobs and homes to stay in.
after the civil war the republicans and democrats switched in terms of political beliefs and where they stood on slavery.
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