Ex-Slaves Position after the Civil War (Foward Progress (Freedmen's…
Ex-Slaves Position after the Civil War
Paramilitary Groups and Cults
Took control of the South from inside the government.
Kept African American's under their thumb.
Introduced systemic racism.
Impeded African American Constitutional rights by making local laws.
They took apart Republicans in the south.
Ku Klux Klan
Impeded Northern help by threatening to hurt and kill families
Killed many people.
Induced fear in the south for all African Americans.
African American's punished for not following "laws".
Since they followed these rules they infected society and got normal again.
Forced the African Americans back onto crops.
Put them in horrible working conditions and put them back where they started before the civil war.
Took away rights and impeded equality.
Did all they could to stop any reconstruction
This un-did many of the constitutional rights African Americans had.
helped give security and pushed to find jobs and equality.
This kept the families safe and alive
Took stresses of finding shelter off of the newly freed slaves.
Helped house families and kept them safe.
Further helped equality in the south.
Helped them earn Jobs.
Educating African American's gave them more importance in society.
Gave more money for them to be able to fill other necessities like feeding family.
Gave them security and ability to find work.
Finding work helped them climb the social ladder.
Helped African American communities grow and flourish in the south.
Slaves were able to have land which gave them safety and security.
With safety and security the families flourished in communities in the south developing culture.
The 15th Amendment
Gave African American men right to vote.
This gave them the power to help control government
Gave all citizens regardless of color right to vote.
The 14th Amendment
Gave citizenship to majority of former slaves.
Granted citizenship for all Naturalized people in the U.S.
In turn giving equal protection to all people in the U.S.
The 13th Amendment
All forms of slavery illegal in the U.S.
Abolished Slavery once and for all.