1.06.rtf - Shortly after the civil war the 13th amendment was passed freeing all slaves The African Americans celebrated for this accomplishment but the

1.06.rtf - Shortly after the civil war the 13th amendment...

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Shortly after the civil war the 13 th amendment was passed freeing all slaves. The African Americans celebrated for this accomplishment, but the celebration was short lived because shortly after they were introduced to more problems. Shortly after the civil war the “Black codes” were introduced to the public, these codes brought a list of problems for the African American community. The “Black codes” listed the following limitations: Made it illegal for African Americans to carry weapons or vote, they could not serve on juries, testify in court, marry white citizens, or travel without permits. The “KKK” or “ Ku Klux Klan” was a group that led a terror campaign on the African American community. They disguised themselves in robes and hoods to hide here identity. They harassed tormented and killed African Americans and there supporters. He “Jim crow laws” started after 1877 was mostly participated by the southern states,

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