Black Codes During The Gilded Age Essay

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Black Codes were laws created by white southerners. They were intended to restrict freed blacks’ activity and guarantee their availability as a labor force now that slavery had been abolished. In the spring of the year 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached. Impeachment is a process through which an official is removed from office due to unlawful activity. During the Gilded Age, very few politicians were responsible for the changes happening across the country. The Presidency had no power on influence over society, and congress was drowning in corruption. Economics: By the early 1870, sharecropping became the primary method for the poor to earn a living. Wealthy whites allowed blacks to work their lands in exchange

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