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Reconstruction & Race Relations, 1865-1876Chapter 16The chart must be typed following the format of the example (including numbering items). All definitions and examples mustrelate to this time period.Historical Relevance means how an event is connected to other events that occur at the same time or how one event impacted or led to another event. Howdo events in history relate to one another? How is an event important?TermDefinitionHistorical RelevanceMust have twoFreedmen’s Bureau (1865-1872)the Bureau of Refugees,Freedmen, and AbandonedLands, which was createdin 1865 to ease blacks’transition from slavery tofreedomThis event was importantbecause it providedassistance to tens ofthousands of former slavesand impoverished whites inthe Southern States and theDistrict of Columbia. Thishelped keep many familiesalive and even till this daythis saved many familiesfrom having their futuregenerations go extinct. Thisevent further advanced therights to African americans.“10 Percent”Reconstruction(1863)Lincoln’s Reconstructionplan, which required only10 percent of the 1860voters in Confederatestates to take an oath ofallegiance to the Union.This helped give amnesty tothe confederates from thesouth which also ended uphelping expedite theconclusion of the war. Declared that once thosevoterstook those oaths, the restoredConfederate states woulddraftnew state constitutionsWade-Davis Bill (1864)A bill proposed by RadicalRepublican senatorsBenjamin Wade and HenryWinter Davis that declaredthat the Reconstruction of theSouth was a legislative, notexecutive, matter. It was anattempt to weaken the powerof president Lincoln.At the end of the Civil War,this billcreated a frameworkfor Reconstruction and thereadmittance of theConfederate states to theUnion. In late 1863, PresidentAbraham Lincoln and theCongress began to considerthe question of how theUnion would be reunited ifthe North won the Civil War.Declared that once thosevoterstook those oaths, the restoredConfederate states woulddraftnew state constitutionsBlack CodesBlack codes were restrictive lawsdesigned to limit the freedom ofAfrican Americans and ensuretheir availability as a cheap laborThis limited so many AfricanAmericans from thriving anddenied them to live a happy andsuccessful life. It impacts many
force after slavery was abolishedduring the Civil War.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Charles Davis
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Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Southern United States, Reconstruction era of the United States

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