Effects Of Jim Crow Laws On African Americans After The Civil War

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Before the Civil War, African Americans were faced with many forms of discrimination. As a people they were denied their freedom, denied their rights and were not permitted to vote. It was not until after the Civil War that the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments were placed into the Constitution as a way of guaranteeing equal rights to African Americans. These amendments abolished slavery, granted African Americans citizenship and gave African American men the right to vote. These steps towards equal rights were not, however honored throughout the United States. In the South segregation amongst races was still in effect in the form of "Jim Crow Laws". Under Jim Crow, African Americans were considered second class citizens. The system held beliefs
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