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What was the written purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment? The Fourteenth Amendment was written in order to guarantee the repayment of the national debt; however, the Confederate debt was prohibited from claiming repayment. The amendment has provisions that state that any person born in the United States is automatically considered a citizen, including blacks and every law should apply to all people and is not based on race. This means that if an action is illegal for a black American, it is illegal for a white American as well. How did the Fourteenth Amendment affect African Americans at that time? Most African Americans; especially in the south were not treated differently after the Amendment went into effect. What was the purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau? It was the set up black schools in the South. Tuition at these schools represented 10
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Unformatted text preview: percent or more of a laborer’s monthly wages, yet these schools were full. Eventually, states established public school systems, which by 1867 enrolled 40 percent of African American children. How did the Freedmen’s Bureau positively and negatively affect African Americans? The positive side was, they wanted to be able to read the Bible, to defend their newly gained civil and political rights, and to protect themselves from being cheated. Both races saw that education would undermine the old servility that slavery had fostered. The negative side was the hostile white southerners sometimes destroyed black schools and threatened and even murdered white teachers. Then there were the everyday challenges: low pay, dilapidated buildings, insufficient books, classes of 100 or more children, and irregular attendance....
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