Study Aid: Reconstruction Amendments

 

13th

Prohibited slavery in the United States

14th

Defined national citizenship
Reduced state representation in Congress proportional to number of disfranchised voters
Denied former Confederates the right to hold public office

15th

Prohibited denial of vote on grounds of race, color, or previous servitude


 

White Democrats Regain Control of Southern Legislatures

1869

Virginia

1870

North Carolina

1871

Georgia

1873

Texas

1874

Alabama
Arkansas

1875

Mississippi

1877

Florida
Louisiana
South Carolina