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Reconstruction in Texas. 1865-1877. Vocabulary. a mendment – a change made to a law, bill or document, in this case the U.S. Constitution. emancipate - to free slaves freedmen – a person who has been freed from slavery . suffrage - voting rights. Vocabulary.

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vocabulary
Vocabulary
  • amendment – a change made to a law, bill or document, in this case the U.S. Constitution.
  • emancipate - to free slaves
  • freedmen – a person who has been freed from slavery.
  • suffrage - voting rights
vocabulary1
Vocabulary
  • Reconstruction – the post-Civil War period from 1865 to 1877; the U.S. re-admitted the southern states to the Union and the federal government implemented policies affecting southern states.
  • Black Codes - laws passed in southern U.S. states after Reconstruction to deny African Americans' civil rights
reconstruction
Reconstruction
  • The process of reuniting the nation and rebuilding the southern states
  • Reconstruction lasted for 12 years from 1865 to 1877
juneteenth
Juneteenth
  • January 1863
    • Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the Confederacy (South)
  • June 19, 1865
    • Emancipation Day in Texas
    • Gordon Granger, a Union Major-General came to Galveston and issued the Emancipation Proclamation
    • Freed Texas slaves
reconstruction amendments
Reconstruction Amendments
  • (13th) Thirteenth Amendment
    • Abolished (ended) slavery in the U.S.
  • (14th) Fourteenth Amendment
    • Equal rights and citizenship given to African Americans
  • (15th) Fifteenth Amendment
    • Suffrage for African American males
social effects of reconstruction
Social Effects of Reconstruction
  • Black Codes
    • State laws that limited rights of African Americans
  • Ku Klux Klan
    • Terrorized African American voters and kept them from voting