Essay On African Americans During Reconstruction

analytical Essay
599 words
599 words

In general, there were many changes during the Reconstruction years as blacks learned to adapted to their new struggles as free people. They went from the Southern plantations working for no pay to migrating west to making their own way. In the process, they learned to be self-independent of the whites by having building their own churches, schools and the role of black leaders starts to emerge to ignite the black race. The famous leaders such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois during the Reconstruction years made an impact on African American history. How Reconstruction affected African American History. In short, the Reconstruction years concluded after the Civil War and it lasted from 1865 to 1877 in which it …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the reconstruction years saw many changes as blacks adapted to their new struggles as free people. they learned to be self-independent of the whites by building their own churches, schools, and the role of black leaders.
  • Analyzes how the reconstruction years affected african american history through political process, implementing of the black codes, and causing alterations of their social and political climates.
  • Compares president lincoln's assassination with andrew jackson’s reconstruction plan, which emancipated all u.s. slaves and abolished male suffrage. the 14th and 15th amendments were a huge success.

Therefore, when the Senate’s control by the Republicans passed the Thirteenth Amendments and was approved by the Confederate states it became law on December 18th 1865 (Mullane, 1993, p. 293). The Thirteenth Amendment emancipated all U.S. Slaves no matter where they were located and the Southern blacks now had to face the many challenges the Northern blacks has face for many years (Reconstruction and Its Aftermath, n.d., para 1). The new Reconstructed Congress approved the Fourteenth Amendment in which calling for equal protection for slaves under the law. Additionally, the passing of the Fifteenth Amendment had the power to abolish male suffrage, regardless of their race or color, but black women didn’t have the right to vote (Mullane, 1993, p. 293). The passing of the 14th and 15th Amendment was a huge success because it allowed the black males to have a say so in the new Congressional Reconstruction between 1867 and 1869 in which it allow black males the right to vote (Robin D. G. Kelley, 2000, p. 240). There was a major difference between the President Reconstruction plan and the Congressional Reconstruction because the

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