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01_15_2008[1] - – a spikes after civil war b South needed...

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Notes 13 th Amendment – Frees slaves 14 th Amendment – Declares citizenship of U.S. if born in country (began federal citizenship) States the right to vote is undeniable Punishes those who rebel against U.S. with treason States Congress may enforce laws as deemed necessary 1865 – Louisiana Black Codes Action 1866 – Civil Rights Act Reaction 1868 – 14 th Amendment Conclusion Freedom (definition of) : Congress – the right to vote South – the Black Codes Slaves – ability to move as please as well as independence to do as wish Railroad’s importance on life – a) allowed for more consumption and bartering to take place and b) vast migration of people possible Cotton Production
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Unformatted text preview: – a) spikes after civil war; b) South needed money so they grew the most demanded thing; c) overproduced the crop prices dropped Overproduction of cotton then caused white farmers to become poor and many became sharecroppers (1870 – 1900, 1/3 rd of population to 70%) Farmers also needed social programs such as schools and other government provided sotic devices but they voted against them because they did not want to give these to black as well (bringing up the question, Why did races trump class?) The tragedy of this was that blacks were trying to gain the independence but there were still white southerners trying to oppress them...
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