Section 1. Presidential Reconstruction. If you were the president what would you require Texas to do before Texas could rejoin the United States?. Imagine you are a slave and your owner just told you that you are free. What are some good things bout that?.
If you were the president what would you require Texas to do before Texas could rejoin the United States?
Imagine you are a slave and your owner just told you that you are free. What are some good things bout that?
What challenges will you face now that you are free?
Adjust to a new
status of the
a person who has been freed from slavery
Life was not easy for freedmen.
President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.
The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the cabinet / painted by F.B. Carpenter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie.
rights belonging to all citizens
Voting exercises one’s civil rights.
Emancipation reaches Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth has been celebrated as a holiday by African-American Texans since 1865.
The Thirteenth Amendment
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
a change made to a law, bill or document
The 1st Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech.
refusal by a head of government to sign a bill passed by the legislature
President Johnson vetoed bills passed by Congress.