Chapter 17 - A major issue in reconstruction would have been distribution of land According to Green in the Crash Course video all land of former

Chapter 17 - A major issue in reconstruction would...

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A major issue in reconstruction would have been distribution of land. According toGreen in the Crash Course video, all land of former slave owners would be distributed amongst former slaves, which would play a big role in their freedom. However, after Johnson had taken over as president, all land was given back to the previous slave owners. Instead sharecroppers were created, where landowners would provide housing, tools, and seed. Sharecroppers would then crop and then receive a share of their crop. Basically, the landowners had slaves-just with a different title since the Blacks could not really leave if they had wishedto. On the upside, they gained black codes...not. While the codes legalized marriage, they were not put into place to grant freedom to the blacks, but to

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