The Black Codes

The Black Codes - The Black Codes a. Discriminatory Laws...

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The Black Codes a. Discriminatory Laws Against Blacks i. Black Codes were passed in Southern States immediately after the Civil War. Their intent was to: 1. Ensure a stable and subservient labor force: a. Harsh penalties were put on laborers who signed contracts that committed them to work for the same employer for 1 year, usually at low wages i. Could be captured and dragged back to work ii. Fined and then have to work to pay it off 2. Establish racial subservience: a. Forbade blacks to serve on juries b. Barred blacks from renting c. Not allowed to vote b. The Burden of Blacks i. Blacks had trouble being economically independent because they lacked capital and only had their labor to offer. Many became sharecropper farmers ii. On top of all this, they had the oppressive laws c. All of this angered Northerners who had just fought for their freedom VII. Congressional Reconstruction a. Confederates In Congress i. When many of the Southern States were readmitted, voters instinctively chose their experienced statesmen. Most had been in the Confederacy (even ex-Confederate vice-president
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