Race Relations Between White Americans And African Americans After The Civil War

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The end of the Civil War brought the United States of America into a period of change and reconstruction. Race relations between White Americans and African Americans were being formed and it was still unknown how the two groups would coexist in this new era. One major change, the black codes, came about as white society and southern states retaliated against the abolishment of slavery and the loss of their previous lifestyle. Although slaves had been set free and southerners no longer had the right to own human beings as property, the black codes were passed to suppress African American’s freedom and prevent them from prospering. These laws included the requirements for African Americans to observe a curfew, sign labor contracts and be
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