Life Worse For African-Americans After Civil War

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Life was worse for African-Americans after the Civil War for numerous reasons. There were the legal actions that the Southern whites took. There was also the KKK and the Election of 1876. To begin with, the Southern whites took legal actions against the African-Americans. They created the Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow laws were designed to keep African-Americans and white people apart. They touched on many parts of society also. Churches were separate, schools, theaters, bathrooms and many more things. There were also laws that tried to prevent African-Americans from voting. They were poll taxes and reading tests that African-Americans had to pass before they could vote. There was also the Black Codes. Many southern states had Black Codes.

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