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Unformatted text preview: amendment. The Freedmans Bureau was the solution that the Federal government chose to help slaves transition to free lives and not everything about this bureau was a success. The agents in the Freedmans Bureau controlled written contracts between white landowners and black former slaves and controlled their conditions of labor and employment. The agents made these people into de facto slaves as they arrested people for violating contracts and would not write new ones. Some black people did not see much change with the transition from slavery to freedom, while others believed that the Freedmans Bureau did help them. Not every state had sympathy for the newly freed slaves and in 1869 Congress ended the Bureau and it was totally over by 1872. Even with its problems the Freedmans Bureau was the most effective agency devoted to protecting the rights, civil and political of former slaves....
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course ALL all taught by Professor All during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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