Blacks In The Post-Civil War

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Albeit Lincoln and Johnson made considerable concessions to the South during their terms, extremist Southern states like South Carolina kept gainsaying the outcome of the war by endeavoring to reinstitute Blacks into slave-like conditions through inequitable laws. Intransigent “Jim Crow” laws, Ebony Codes, and poll taxes sought to replicate the conditions of slavery for Blacks in the post-Civil War South by promoting discrimination and segregation. However, after the Radical Republicans took control of the Reconstruction, more rigorous “punishments” were inflicted on the Southern states to make them accept incipient laws bulwarking blacks. In many Southern states, military regimes were established until the states accepted the terms of re-ingression
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