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Reconstruction after the Civil War

TermDefinition
Amnesty A pardon from being charged with treason. An oath Southerners took to free their slaves.
Freedman's Bureau Fed and clothed war refugees in the South after the war. Helped former slaves find work, trained them in new skills, and offered an education. Gave them schools and trained teachers.
Black Codes Laws created by former Confederates to limit the rights of blacks and keep them in conditions similar to slavery. Had to enter into annual labor contracts. Had to have a liscence to work in non-agricultrual jobs Established specific hours of labor
Thirteenth Ammendment Made slavery illegal in the US 1865
Fourteenth Ammendment Guaranteed all citizens full citizenship and due process of law including blacks and Intended to override the Black Codes. No state could deprive any person of life, liberty, or property "without due process of law" or "equal protection of the laws." 1868
Fifteenth Ammendment Guaranteed all men (including blacks) the right to vote.
Civil War Effects on the South: Ruined economy, destroyed cities, political chaos, and social disruption as the slaves were freed.
Reconstruction Rebuilding of the nation after the civil war.
Created by: Igroc