Reconstructing the Nation. Reconstruction Plans. Presidential. Congressional. Opposed the Presidential reconstruction plan Opposed Black Codes “Radical Republicans” favored granting voting rights and equal treatment to freed slaves
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Reconstructing the Nation
Opposed the Presidential reconstruction plan
Opposed Black Codes
“Radical Republicans” favored granting voting rights and equal treatment to freed slaves
More moderate Republicans opposed equality for freed slaves
1. How was the South divided by the Act?
2. Who maintained order and enforced the law in each district?
3. What were southerners forced to do which was unacceptable?
13th: outlawed slavery
14th: guaranteed equal protection of all laws to all citizens
15th: granted voting rights to African American males
1. Most southern blacks remained in poverty
2. Southern governments and terror groups denied African Americans the right to vote
3. Racist attitudes continued
4. Southern bitterness toward north & government
5. Slow southern industrialization