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Courtroom Procedure: Witness or the Accused

Witnesses, and possibly the accused, are the people who have seen or experienced the event in question. Their task is to answer the lawyers’ questions to the best of their abilities and provide testimony/evidence. They must answer clearly and truthfully so that the judge/jury can understand what really happened and make an informed decision. Witnesses:…

Slavery & African Americans After The Civil War (1865- 1872)

In 1865, after the Civil War, the long process of Reconstruction began. Congress passed new laws to give African Americans freedom. First, they passed the Thirteenth Amendment which officially ended slavery. Congress then created the Freedmen’s Bureau to help the recently freed slaves. After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments were…