Black Codes Dbq

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On June 2 1865 the United States entered into its bloodiest battle it had ever gotten into since the founding of the country. Over 600,000 people died in battle and all over the issue of slavery. When the civil war was over many thought that slavery had ended and that black people would get the freedom that had been wanting. Although the civil war had ended, white southerners kept African Americans as slaves under new laws passed called Black Codes. After the civil war, African Americans wanted more rights and more freedom. The southern states did not that to happen. They thought Blacks should not have any rights and thought they were less than human. Right after the civil war had ended, white southerners created “Black Codes” which were

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