African American Rights During Reconstruction


Texas History Civil War and Reconstruction African American Rights During Reconstruction
Students learn about the Freedmen's Bureau and how it aided African Americans after the Civil War. They explore how segregation between the races continued and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Finally, they learn about three African Americans from Texas who impacted people through their political forces.

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In this experience, students learn about the Freedmen’s Bureau and how it aided African Americans after the Civil War. They explore how segregation between the races continued and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Finally, they learn about three African Americans from Texas who impacted people through their political forces.

Objectives:

  • Explain how African American rights were both protected and limited during Reconstruction.
  • Identify the contributions of prominent African American Texans during the Reconstruction period.


You have probably learned that the Constitution was amended after the Civil War to add three new amendments—the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all people born in the United States, and the Fifteenth Amendment granted men of all color the right to vote.

In this experience you will continue to learn about African Americans’ rights during the Reconstruction era.

Objectives:

  • Explain how African American rights were both protected and limited during Reconstruction.
  • Identify the contributions of prominent African American Texans during the Reconstruction period.




Buffalo Soldiers: A Post-Civil War U.S. Regiment of African American Soldiers
who Fought on the Western Frontier


The African Americans faced many problems after the Civil War. What were some of those problems? In a word or short phrase, post at least one item below. To list multiple items, separate them with a comma, like this: jet, train.

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Answers may vary.

  • No job
  • No home
  • No food


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