The End of Slavery


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • In December 1865 the US Constitution was amended for the 13th time.
  • It changed the federal position on slavery.
  • It stated that slavery or forced servitude was illegal unless as a punishment for a crime.
  • It was universal across the country.
  • In January 1865 the US Congress approved the 13th Amendment.
  • In March 1865 the US Congress approved the creation of the Freedman’s Bureau to help former slaves and poor white Southern men who had suffered from the US Civil War.
  • April 1865 saw Lincoln’s assassination and Andrew Johnson struggled after this to get Congress to pass legislation to reunite the country.

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  • Aimed at Students studying across UK Year 7,8 & 9 or equivalent
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