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PinkMonkey Study Guide - American History

6. 1 14th Amendment to the constitution

In June 1866, the Republicans proposed the 14th amendment, which gave citizenship rights to all blacks in America. Further, it banned the confederate leaders from holding any state office until the Congress gave them permission to do so.


The southern state governments formed under the Johnson plan refused to ratify the 14th amendment. The Congress retaliated by passing a series of Reconstruction Acts (1867). These acts the temporarily placed the southern state governments under military occupation. The Congress also decided to enfranchise the blacks so that the southern white leaders would treat them fairly, if they wanted their votes. Besides, the Congress consented to the governments only if they accepted the 14th amendment.

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Table of Contents

6.0 - Chronology of Major Events in this Period
6.1 - 14th Amendment to the Constitution
6.2 - The President's Impeachment
6.3 - The 15th Amendment
6.4 - Radical Reconstruction in the South
6.5 - The KU Klux Klan
6.6 - The Civil Rights Act
6.7 - The Compromise of 1877
6.8 - The Impact of Reconstruction
6.9 - Points to Remember

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