This deal could be considered a good thing for the southerners but many people were upset about having to pass the thirteenth amendment, which guaranteed certain freedoms for the African Americans in the south. To retaliate for this seven states passed the “black codes”. The black codes made it so that the African Americans had to work for very little money and ensured that they were landless and an extremely dependent labor force. Section 6 of the Mississippi Black Codes of 1866 are a perfect example of how controlling these codes were, the section states that when African Americans go to work for someone they must have a contract and if the contract isn’t upheld or if the laborer quits before the contract is up then they forfeit their wages for that year up to the time of quitting. Though the codes couldn’t directly block the thirteenth amendment, they could make parts of the amendment illegal, for example African Americans could marry each other but the black codes made it illegal for them to marry people of other races.
The reason being so is it was a major turning point for anyone of color. The union who was of the north was for abolishing slavery which many felt were wrong even though they still didn’t consider them equal. The south was comprised of the confederacy which was a bunch of plantation owners who owned many slaves that tilled their fields. The north was losing at first two years after the start of the war the union allowed for runaway slaves and freed slaves to join its ranks. This was a major turning point now since white men fought alongside black men they were equal on the battlefield but not in pay.
Traditional southern whites became violent during the early years of Reconstruction. They have assaulted the blacks, which got in their way even to the point of murdering them. They disdain the fact that both the blacks and the whites became equals after the Civil War. This incident posed a failure in the Reconstruction because not all the southern whites were able to accept the reality that blacks were no longer slaves but part of the American society with equal rights and citizenship. The government somehow failed to rehabilitate the way of thinking of the whites due to the fact that some of the leaders of the nation still have opposing views on how to treat liberty as a
The American Civil war was fundamentally fought over the emancipation of the slaves, thus when the war ended the Southerners became the losers of the war. However when President Johnson was left to reconstruct his country after Lincoln’s assassination, the Southern white men prevailed the winners as they were brought back into a society that treated them as the superior. For the North the civil war was a fight to keep together a country that had been rapidly falling apart, while for the south, the civil war was a fight for their lifestyle. Thus the Southerners had more on the line with this fight, and as a result they had more to loose. The southerners lost their homes, their economy, their lifestyle, their slaves, money, and the Union’s
On the political side, the South resented the North. On the social side, the slaves were freed but not accepted at all into society, as “...one negro counted as three-fifths of a man” (Doc 130, p 310). On the economic side, the loss of slaves was a shock to the economy; so was the war itself since it was fought mainly on Southern
But after his assassination, Reconstruction plummeted. President Johnson replaced Lincoln and was a racist. He pardoned southern plantation aristocrats who struggled and enacted the Black Codes to restrict the freed slaves from social integration. Freedmen began to practice the sharecropping system, which led to much depression and debt for southern tenant farmers, most poor whites, and blacks. This also led to the emergence of Jim Crow segregation
African Americans who in the South fought for their freedom and also in rebellious ways. Blacks were promised their freedom if they served in the war against the Confederate and the Union. During the war there were many killed and some survived. Those whose survived from the war was not granted their freedom like their master 's promised them. Because their freedom was not granted as should, back began to rebel and try to enforce harm against their owners.
The KKK was a group against equal rights throughout African Americans. Other groups supported the Reconstruction such as Freedmen, African Americans who were freed during the war, and Carpetbaggers, people who went south to help the reconstruction in the south. There was much tension in the Reconstruction. The north killed Reconstruction in the south because the government frauds took away all President
Poll taxes targeted the poor especially African Americans in the way of ineligibility to vote. At one point they were declared constitutional to the Supreme Court but brought much attention on the subject. But through hard work of many people thought the United States especially Governor Price of Virginia; men and women alike were able to convince the government of the poll taxed correction. This led to its demise in 1964 after the passing of the twenty-fourth amendment. Thus leading to future laws and rights being passed benefitting the voting system of all
During this time the south became even more divided and started to take things into account and create their own laws in regards to racism. With the beginning of reconstruction the amendment were created to abolish slavery, to give people born in America the right to be citizens and finally the allowance of men of to vote regardless of their race. With these amendments being put into place it cause a lot of kick back from the south and they didn’t agree at with these amendments being put into place. Although it took a while for these amendments to actually be followed it was a big door opener to slaves essentially giving them rights to be
The South used African Americans to do there dirty work, they beat them and sold them to other “white folk”. African Americans didn 't have many right if they had any. another reason the civil war started is because the North thought that once you was in the army you couldn 't leave the army. But the South thought that it should be like the American revolution. in 1861 on April 12 at 4:30 a.m the South “ The confederate army” fired upon Fort Sumter.
Its spring 1865 and the Civil War is finally over- costing more than 600,000 lives, and a downfall economy for the South. Although economic reasons, slavery and state’s rights led the Civil War and had caused much damaged to the South, it still gave many African Americans slaves their freedom. But now what? What should the Nation do with the free slaves besides focusing on reuniting and reconstructing the South? Just because African Americans weren’t no longer slaves, does that mean they have the same social, politic and economic life as a white American?
In the years following the Civil War, many people had formulas for how to revive the South. The land below the Mason-Dixon line had suffered greatly, from the physical destruction of the plantations and fertile farmland to the more abstract collapse of the plantation system and the relationships of servitude. After the unification of the country, there was divide in the government. The Radicals in the Congress had a far different plan than President Johnson. With the executive and legislative branches struggling for power and getting little done, the South unfortunately decomposed from the proud, wealthy land it once was before the war to a land not only wounded from battle but scarred from weak politicians as well.
During the Civil Rights Movement, many white-Americans found themselves falling back into the routine they had been taught from their ancestors. The white backlash during this time showed the African-American community they still had a long fight ahead of them. Dr. King knew during the Civil Rights Movement they were going to be faced with trials but did not realize the cost that came with chasing after his dream. Lives were lost, both white and black, and the white blacklash that was going to be confronting the African-Americans right in the face. The social justice of African-Americans being able to vote turned white Americans in the South into savage animals.
Even though the Union’s victory gave millions of Blacks their freedom, Blacks faced challenges and injustices; the legacy of slavery and anti-black sentiments continued to influence American society and its poor treatment of Blacks. After the failed reconstruction era to help integrate Black Americans into society, the era of Jim Crow began and Southern states again enacted a series of laws called “Pig Laws” intended to restrict the rights of Blacks. Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation in the south from the end of reconstruction to the beginning of the civil