Note: This song has a
similar beat to the Civil War song. That's because Civil War and
Reconstruction go hand in hand!
Hey Freed Blacks, and
everyone grab, your carpetbags.
We're heading down, to Dixieland, Constitution, is in our hands.
After so much gore, in the bloody Civil War, after all the fights,
blacks still had no rights ...
Until Reconstruction, Reconstruction, Reconstruction,
Lincoln wanted, to be fair, but John Wilkes Booth, didn't care.
So Johnson became, President, but soon after, came impeachment.
Radical Reps, took drastic steps, they saw freed blacks as evens,
led by Thaddeus Stevens.
Chorus (Down in Reconstruction)
Amendment 13, abolition, Amendment 14, Citizens.
Amendment 15, the right to vote, Act of '67, I can't believe I hit
Freedmen's Bureau, gave jobs in exchange for dough, but it all would end in days, after the election of Hayes.
'77, the North would leave, Home rule started, the South would
bleed. KKK, started to grow, violence, then came Jim Crow.
Former slaves left in tears, no civil rights for 90 years, enduring
racist scars, behind the stars and bars.