African American Civil Rights Dbq

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The years between 1865 and 1920 could be described a time of great change for African Americans in the United States. The year of 1865 President Lincoln established the Emancipation Proclamation this means that it did not end slavery. As a result of the Emancipation Proclamation the Civil War Amendments were the designed to ensure equality for recently emancipated slaves. The 13th Amendment was passed, this was a presidential proclamation and the executive order issue. Due to the passing of the 15th amendment tenants began to take advantage of the fact people were starting to receive more rights. Sharecropping is a system where the planter allows a tenant to use the land in the exchange for a share of the crop. This encouraged the tenants…show more content…
This lead to black codes which were laws passed by southern states in 1865 and 1866 in the United States after the American civil war with the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans’ freedom ,and of compelling them to work in the labor economy based on low wages or debts.On February 3, 1870 the 15th Amendment granted African Americans the right to vote. Blacks were scared of the Ku Klux Klan, which used violence, such as lynchings to scare African Americans from voting. This was a hate group in the southern U.S. who was active for several years after the civil war, which aimed to suppress the newly acquired rights of black people and to oppose carpetbaggers from the North, and which was responsible for many lawless and violent…show more content…
Wells was not only just a leader who was in the civil rights movement, but she was a journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, and Georgist. She also revealed the lynchings in the literacy test and poll taxes which these two were used by white people to declare all blacks to not to vote. In the view of light African Americans have come a long way from where they came from. Although, they received a lot of rights, but they still couldn’t school because they were not allowed to attend an all white school. The law made it legal to segregate blacks from whites, which this was known as the Jim Crow Law. Another example of Jim Crow Law was the Grandfather Clause, which is a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to same existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases which also limited rights on minority’s of African Americans. Although the period of time may be slightly different Dejure Segregation also limited may aspects regarding African Americans it is the separation enforced by law, while de facto segregation occurs when widespread individual preferences, sometimes backed up with private pressure, lead to separation. The push factor for this group would be the discrimination in the south during this law. The Supreme Court made a decision by using the Plessy vs. Ferguson established “separate but not
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