I can describe the early responses to the end of the Civil War by describing the policies of the Freedman's Bureau and the restriction placed on the rights and opportunities of freedmen including racial segregation and Black Codes.
I can describe the new role of African Americans in local, state, and federal government in the years after the Civil War and the resistance of Southern whites to this change.
What role did African-Americans initially play in local, state, and federal government in the years immediately following the Civil War?
What federal programs were enacted to assist the transition of former slaves to citizenship?
What were the responses of Southerners to the Reconstruction policies?