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the Reconstruction Rap (AP US History Original Rap Song)

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Published on May 20, 2010

In AP US History, we got the opportunity to write, record, and make a video for a rap song. I had to make mine about the Reconstruction Era in the United States following the Civil War when the slaves were declared free. The video's not my best, but it should get me the grade, ha ha ha.

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Lyrics:
Verse 1:
Ya know the South was down and out,
walking round with a frown
After the War was finished up,
the North had kicked em while theys down
Emancipation Proclamation
brought the freedom to the land
All my dawgs got up and out
and they took a f***** stand

The slaves dont wanna work all day
and get beat up fo slackin off
They wanna have equality
They say enough is just enough!
They want the basic rights enjoyed
by every common man;
In America the great,
the Reconstruction had began

Chorus:
Time for a new life, a new production
Its a whole new era, its a Reconstruction
All them hicks are out of luck
Cause they aint got their slaves
Them homies checkin out
They gotta be real brave
Time for a new life, a new production
Its a whole new era, its a Reconstruction

Verse 2:
Now Jim Crow has got a bone
to pick with all the free blacks
Hes makin life real hard
with big ol property tax
All the lynche mobs tryin
to do his dirty work
All the Southern tighty whities
bein real big jerks

So all the slaves are moving up
to escape the dreaded South
They aint puttin up with whites
They gonna to leave without a doubt
Freedmans Bureau helpin out
So the homies can adjust
I'm talkin brand new schools
now, thats some charitable trust!

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3:
Now, when it comes to free slaves
Ya know that Congress got their back
Thats why in 1866,
They passed a Civil Rights Act
Now all the brothas of this nation
Could buy themselves some land
They could also enter contracts,
Now isnt that grand?

Amendment fourteen followed soon after that
They all citizens now, we rollin out the welcome mat
And before the Southern states
were forgave for treachery
They had to ratify this change
Of course the first was Tennessee!

Closing
After one more amendment that allowed the blacks to vote,
It seemed the blacks and the whites were finally on the same boat
Although problems were around,
And some brothas were oppressed
Life was still a lot better
All my homies, they'd been blessed

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