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Unformatted text preview: helping the freedmen adjust to their conditions of freedom. Its main job was setting up work opportunities and supervising labor contracts. How did the Freedmen’s Bureau positively and negatively affect African Americans? The Freedmen Bureau positively affect the African Americans because it transition them from slavery to freedom on southern plantations it also assigned the task of protecting freed people economic rights. It negatively affected them because, they insisted that black laborers not leave at harvest time, they arrested those who violated their contracts or refused to sign new ones at the beginning of the year, and they preached the gospel of hard work and the need to be orderly and respectful. References 14 th Amendment (2011) retrieves by July 7, 2011 from www. 14thamendment.us Freedmen Bureau (2011) retrieves by July 7, 2011 from www. archives.gov /research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau...
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '10
- 14th Amendment