Reconstruction Storyboard

Reconstruction Storyboard
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  • Thirteenth Amendment
  • ...Henceforth, all slaves are officially free men!
  • Thirteenth Amendment
  • You've been convicted for malicious mischief, and this is your punishment!
  • Freedman's Bureau
  • 40 acres and a mule to all newly freed slaves!
  • The 13th Amendment gets passed. It was approved in January and ratified in December, 1865. This abolished all slavery in the United States.
  • Freedman's Bureau
  • Never mind, we don't have the money or the land to do that.
  • However, the Southerners quickly found loopholes to get slaves to work for them again.
  • Black Codes
  • If you don't sign my 5 year contract for cheap labor, you'll be arrested!
  • The Freedmen's Bureau is established by Congress to help the newly freed slaves into society.
  • Presidential Reconstruction
  • I will pardon all the Confederates to speed up the Reconstruction process! I will also return all confiscated lands to their owners.
  • However, it quickly lacked funding from the government and got abolished.
  • Southern states enact the Black Codes, a series of laws designed to limit the freedom of African Americans to make sure they were a source of cheap labor.
  • Under Andrew Johnson's orders, all confiscated land from the war was returned to their land owners. Additionally, Johnson pardoned many Confederate officers and government officials.
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