Sunday, January 29, 2017

Race During Reconstruction

In this post, i will discuss race during reconstruction from this article. The article talks about how slavery was changed during the reconstruction era, and how this era remains relevant today. The article states that during this time period, "congress enacted laws and constutional amendments that empowered the federal gov. to enforce the principle of equal rights." This is important because without these laws and amendments, african americans wouldn't have the same rights as they do today (for example the right to vote). The article states that this was a time for progress for former slaves and for the south as a whole. I agree because without the passing of laws that protect the rights of African Americans, we would be a more racially segregated country. These laws opened a new era for equality and freedom.

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