Freedmen's Bureau & the Civil Rights Act of 1866

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Hi I am going to talk about the Freedmen’s Bureau and the civil rights act of 1866. These two things happened after civil the civil war reconstruction. It is all about the blacks in the south.

First I’m going to talk about the Freedmen’s bureau. The bureau wants to provide for the black’s. They want to provide homes, land, food, medical, jobs, education and schools. This group is made up of people who want to help blacks. They also want to provide security.

There are only 1000 people to full fill the responsibility. They never succeeded with the schools, but they did raise money for education. The president refused to give them land. The president refused security for the blacks.

Now I am going to talk about the civil rights act of 1866. Even though the blacks are freed men, the south make black laws. Which can’t allow the slaves to leave plantations, vote, own land and a lot of other laws. They say they can’t vote because they don’t have citizenship. The president vetoed the civil rights act.

Well the civil rights act prohibited laws like the black laws. It also gives them citizenship. Even though the president vetoed the civil rights movement congress passed it. Blacks can now buy their own land.

Well there you have it the Freedmen’s Bureau and the civil rights act of 1866. They both were to help the blacks in the south. The Freedmen’s bureau wanted to provide for them, while the civil rights act of 1866 gave them their citizenship and eliminating the black laws. I hope you have learned a lot about these two. Thank you for listening!
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