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1. Examples that impact African American rights from 1865-1900 (including the significance of the year 1877) Thirteenth Amendment outlawed slavery. causes: Civil war Emancipation proclamation The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal rights for all and citizenship for blacks. causes: Black code-restricted their movement and prevented them from testifying at court after the 13th amendment Overturned dred scott-congress does not have the right to ban slavery in the states; slaves are not citizens. The Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed their right to vote without discrimination. causes: Whites waited by voting booths with guns? Effects-Through the use of poll taxes, literacy tests and other means, Southern states were able to effectively disenfranchise African Americans. Freedmen Bureau -assisted the former slaves by giving them food and finding jobs and homes for them. 1877, when Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the South, Southern whites were again in full control. White supremacy and segregation Plessy v. Ferguson established the doctrine of “separate but equal 2. Examples that impact the rights of Immigrants Asian, Irish and other immigrant Americans were also restricted from public life, isolated in segregated schools, and discriminated against in regard to employment and housing. They also suffered under bans on racial intermarriage and limitations on real property ownership.
California gold rush in 1849 caused most of the immigration With economic competition came dislike and even racial suspicion and hatred. Such feelings were accompanied by anti-Chinese riots and pressure, especially in California, for the exclusion of Chinese immigrants from the United States. The result of this pressure was the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed by Congress in 1882. This Act virtually ended Chinese immigration for nearly a century. As the following documents suggest.

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