15 Amendment. Period 6 Sunday, November 9, 2014. Connection with 13 th and 14 th Amendment. 13 th Amendment: This FREED the slaves. 14 th amendment: Turned African Americans into citizens. http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2010/06/need-for-and-practice-of-student.html.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
This FREED the slaves.
Turned African Americans into citizens.
Proposed by Congress on February, 26, 1869
The 15th amendment Settled up ALL African American's rights after the civil war.
Let blacks vote on the people THEY wanted.
The 1st Reconstruction Act, Passed, March 2nd 1867.
This DIVIDED the US into 5 military districts.
This was SUPPOSED to give rights to ALL men
Though all confederate states must ratify the 14th Amendment.
The right to vote, no matter
what COLOR, RACE or previous servitude.
The Amendment did NOT work!!!!!!!!!
Southern states,made these tokeepblacks from voting……
( After the 15th Amendment!)
IT DID NOT WORK!
Grandfather clause – If the father or grandfather was registered to vote before the 15th amendment . They could NOT vote.
They needed to pass the test in order to vote.
After the Civil War , people were divided on whether blacks should be able to VOTE.
Many thought that Congress had
NO right to give voting rights to blacks.
To SOLVE this:
In 1865 some republicans started to press for blacks to be able to vote.
Many argued on this topic…
After LONG debating, they knew black rights had to be finished up , then made the 15th Amendment ratified.
~10/10 importance level~
If African Americans
were not able to vote, we would not be the EQUAL and justice place we are today.
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