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Under the leadership of President Lincoln, America went through a period of time called the “reconstruction era”. This was a time after the civil war,Lincoln planned to reconstruct the south. In 1865 the 13thamendment was ratified, and I was amongst one of the four million slaves who were freed. Now free, I based my idea of freedom on how our slave masters acted. Now as I now plan to reunite my family, I hope to now live in towns with my people and live freely.Throughout slavery many times my family would be sold off to different plantations. My children were often sold and I never heard from them again. As families were reunited, we began to form gender roles. Men would often work and women would stay home with their children and prepare meals. Gender roles also began to play a role in voting. Men would represent their families and cast a vote on behalf of their wife. Men would consult their decision with their wife before making a decision. As opposed to blacks, white men would cast avote without even consulting their wives. White women would have to go along with whatever