The emancipation proclamation
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The emancipation January 1,1863

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Emancipation proclamation stated that all enslaved people in the state controlled by the confederacy were free.

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Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery april 8, 1864

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Abolished salvery banned slavery in ALL of the American states.

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Fourteenth Amendment guarentees july 9,1868

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Address citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws in response to issues related to the civil war.


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Fifteen Amendment strengthens voting rights February 3,1870

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15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote.



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