History Of The Reconstruction Era

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The Reconstruction Era after the Civil War was a headway for progress. Blacks thought that the Civil War Amendments which banned slavery, defined citizenship, and ensured voting rights would finally give them a chance to advance in society. These amendments proved to be ineffective when white supremacist Democrats took over, threatening blacks participation in voting and politics. The Black Codes laws were passed in several southern states during 1865 and 1866, which emphasized tax polls and literacy requirements that restricted blacks’ freedom.

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