African Americans from 1865 to the Present

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African Americans from 1865 to the Present
HIS 204
Instructor Cheryl Lemus

The United States have come along way in terms of making society what it is today. These ground that we walk on have been the pot in which many different races brew. From the beginning of the development of the United States, there have always been at least two or three different types of races talked about in almost every historical event. The United States would not be what it is today without unity, and the combination of all of the different type of culture and races that it carries. In the process of building this land, the Americans had help from people that they brought over from Africa in which they turn into slaves. These people were called
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At one point the Democrats regained power and began to push the Black Codes. This did not sit well with many black people.

With the struggles of the African Americans to gain full freedom in the south, and the enforcement of the Black Codes, they began to move north by the thousand. This migration was called The Great Migration. Southerners moved away from their homes in order to find better laws and better job opportunities. The war left thousands of lost souls, resulting in many open jobs. Southerners believed that they could find a with better pay in the north than they would in the south, “the Great Migration, at what one might call the macro-historical level, is that it happened because of the impact of the war on the labor market. With northern jobs available at wages considerably higher than what a black southerner could earn at home, migration represented a rational response to a change in the labor market” (Grossman, 1991, p. 14). Though African Americans believed that they were getting better opportunities, there were some backlashes of The Great Migration. The economy had some setbacks because the boll weevil, natural disasters, and low cotton prices, “the primacy of wage differentials, along with the economic setbacks caused by the boll weevil, natural disasters, and low cotton prices in 1914 and 1915” (Grossman, 1991).

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