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[Student Name] [Teacher’s Name] U.S. History 4/5/19 Racism After The Civil War After the Civil War, 1865, the South was slowly recovering from the war and new southern state lawmakers passed restrictive “black codes” to control the labor of many African Americans/former slaves. During the reconstruction era, African Americans were granted rights through the 13th amendment which banned slavery, the 14th amendment which allowed Black people to become citizens (as long as they were born in the United States or naturalized), and the 15th amendment which granted any citizen the right to vote. All these amendments supported equality and legal protections for recently emancipated slaves. However, racism did not end after these amendments became the law of the land because of white supremacy (exploitation). Racism did not end after these amendments became the law of the land because of white supremacy. After the Civil War, slaves were freed under the 13th amendment and African Americans sought to find jobs for a better life. During the late 1860s, many African Americans

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