AFS 201 F10 F06 Civil rights Reconstruction - Reconstruction as Racial Formation 1865 Jan 31 13th Amendment abolished slavery throughout the Union Pres

AFS 201 F10 F06 Civil rights Reconstruction -...

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Reconstruction as Racial Formation 1865. Jan. 31, 13 th Amendment: abolished slavery throughout the Union; Pres. Andrew Johnson made its acceptance a perquisite for readmission on the Confederate states into the Union; ratified Dec. 6, 1865 1866. April 9, Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1866: Congress conferred on Blacks all civil rights enjoyed by whites, except for the right to vote; defined citizenship as coming from the federal government & not the state; forbade any discriminatory laws by states (renders null & void Black Codes); gave African Americans the right to enter into contracts, to sue, to give evidence in court, and to own property. 1866. Jun. 13, 14 th Amendment: made civil rights legislation permanent & guaranteed Blacks equal protection under the law, all persons born or naturalized in the US are citizens of the US and of the state wherein they reside; no state shall abridge the privileges & immunities of citizens of the US; no state shall deprive anyone of life,

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