Established to provide assistance to former slaves
Southern legislatures begin drafting "Black Codes" to re-establish white supremacy
Prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude.
series of statutes meant to help reconstruct the United States after the devastation of the Civil War. These statutes where made to :
-have all former Confederate states ratify the 14th amendment
Revokes the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution and creates a new federal category of citizenship.
Universal male suffrage is now the law of the land.
Also known as the Compromise of 1877. The result of the compromise was that Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the US President following the election of 1876 in exchange for the Republicans withdrawing their troops from the Southern States.