B moving throughout the south the options the freemen

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B. Moving Throughout the South The options the freemen had and which were more likely to be chosen. C. The Right to Move Many slaves that did move, did not leave the South, they just moved into cities.Others that moved ended up working in mining, ranching, railroad construction, and service industries. II. Where Should They Go? A. Where They Settled Showed the county split in three; the West, the Midwest, and the Southern cities and the opportunities for the freemen there. B. Seeking Land The Homestead Act, an act that gave Americans the opportunity to own up to 160 acres of land. C. Moving to the City The midWest was not the promised land many people thought it’d be. Some cities in the South were already established by free people of color, were also not very welcoming to newly freemen. D. Northern Cities Newly freedmen were discriminated against in some bigger cities in the North still. There were policies in place that prevented African American from voting and kept them out of 80% of the cities businesses and churches. E. Promised Lands Review of the lesson

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