First Effects Of The Civil War Essay

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A first effect of the Civil war were the new Amendments made in favor of African Americans. The first was the thirteenth Amendment. The emancipation proclamation that Lincoln had put in place only banned slavery out of his jurisdiction. After the Civil war however, the thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude -involuntary slavery- in U.S, except for a crime punishment. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, then by the House on January 31, 1865. This was finally the ban of slavery. The second was the fourteenth Amendment. Adopted July 9, 1868, this Amendment gave all citizens rights and equal protection under the law. It was an effort to help resolve some of the issues of free slaves after Civil War. It was a step towards the right direction during reconstruction due to…show more content…
Southerners needed to stay over African Americans as much as they could now that they couldn’t have slaves. Also, towards the end of reconstruction, Black codes were revised into the Jim Crow Laws. African Americans were still in muddy waters even though having been freed. A third effect of the CIvil War was was the ability to more publicly, legally, and easily help out African Americans. For instance, the Freedmen 's Bureau. The United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands was established in 1865 by Congress to help free slaves and poor whites in the South in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War (1861-65). At its high point, about 900 agents served the entire South. Bureau commissioner Oliver O. Howard used the Bureau’s small budget to give food to the poor and education/ legal help to freed-blacks. The Freedmen’s Bureau was important for acquiring schools in the South. Many African Americans in the south couldn’t read or write because of the previous laws against teaching

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