Unformatted text preview: whites that received these services as well. Some of the positive effects that this program had on African Americans were that it provided them with opportunities that they might not have received if they had still been slaves. For example, they had Social Services, health care, resettlement, etc. The negative that was created by the Bureau was the freedmen had no land of their own. When the program gave them 850,000 acres of land, the president at the time took the land back and gave it to the Confederate land owners. When this took place, the men had to work on plantations and this created the problems of sharecropping and tenant farming for the freed African Americans....
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- Spring '10
- American Civil War, Washington, D.C., White American, Southern United States