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Name: Caleb HadleyDate: 4/5/2021School: Saraland High SchoolFacilitator: Skylar Mosley7.04 Acts of CongressTotal Points: 40At the end of the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Congress debated and passed numerous historical measures that had a significant impact on our nation.Part I: Significance of these ActsExplain the significance of each of the following items using information from the lesson.Act of CongressSignificance1. District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation ActThis act was able to abolish slavery in the nation’s capital. This also set aside $1 million to pay D.C. slaveholders up to $300 for each emancipated slave. This act also gave slaves $100,000 to give to freed slaves who wanted to leave the United States.2. The 13thAmendmentThe 13thamendment outlawed slavery and was also the shortest to be ratified. This amendment ended slavery in the entire United States and all Confederates states had to ratify it in order to rejointhe Union.