African Americans During Reconstruction Era

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The American Civil War ended in 1865, with defeat of the Southern States. Slavery as the root of the conflict between the North and the South was abolished in 1865 with passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. (Ransom, 1989) Despite the presidential efforts to deliver justice to blacks by passing the Fourteenth and the Fifteenth Amendments, racial discrimination in the U.S. continued for several decades. Blacks struggled during Reconstruction period that brings different form of servitude known as the Sharecropping. Blacks also faced additional obstacles such as The Voting Rights Act and later the Jim Crow Segregation Laws, certain forms of these laws still exist today. (Woodward,
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