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Unformatted text preview: make the tensions between whites and blacks less intense. Another part I found interesting, was how even though blacks could now vote, the system was structured in a way where whites were still considered superior. It mentions that out of a population of 4 million, only 700,000 were registered to vote, however very few were qualified to take part in the government. This is because of how poor the quality of education was at the time before blacks could vote. It would take many more years of higher-level education before blacks could successfully participate in the American government. This all proves the point that even If you change a law, it does not necessarily mean that you have changed the minds of the public. Racism was still hugely common in the times immediately following the war, and is still evident in today’s society. Human minds do not change automatically due to what is written on a piece of paper, but because of time and large events....
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- Spring '11
- Civil War, Slavery in the United States, slave owners, old slaves, postwar slavery