Reconstruction: The Southerners And Southern Black Codes

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Throughout the period of the Reconstruction, the northerners and southerners viewed and treated blacks differently. For example, the southerners did not have any respect for blacks at this time and treated them terribly. The Southern Black Codes were significant in defining the rights of the freedmen and many of the rights were restricted due to these specific codes. The codes prevented blacks from achieving their own occupation, from voting, and the codes limited any freedom that the individual may have. The blacks had no rights as a citizen due to the southern rules. Overall, the southerns treated blacks unfairly and without any respect. However, the northerners felt as if slavery should end and that is what all of the individuals had fought

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