African Americans' Freedom (1865 (March- Congress established…
African Americans' Freedom
March- Congress established Freedmen's Bureau to assist former slaves.
Summer- White governments in restored southern states adopt Black Codes restricting freed people's rights.
December- Thirteenth amendment is ratified, outlawing slavery in the U.S. Ku Klux Klan is organized in Tennessee to terrorize freed black people.
Civil rights act extends citizenship and accompanying rights to all all persons born in the U.S. including African Americans.
July- Fourteenth Amendment gives citizenship to African Americans and establishes birthright citizenship as U.S. policy.
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