Essay On Social Limitations

explanatory Essay
476 words
476 words

Social Limitations Black codes that were passed after the civil war ended was an effort to restrict civil rights for African Americans. They helped maintain a cheap source of farm labor and sustained the Social Hierarchy. Black codes made it illegal to carry weapons or even vote. They weren’t able to serve in juries, testify in court, marry white citizens and travel without permits. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized African Americans. Even though African Americans were the Ku Klux Klan’s main target they also attacked Jews, Gays, Lesbians, and Catholics. Not only did the Ku Klux Klan lynch ( public hanging ), raping was involved as well. The Ku Klux Klan started as a social club in 1866, Tennessee. Blacks were separated at schools, theaters, and other public places. The Ku Klux Klan and other terrorists murdered thousands of blacks and some whites to prevent them from voting and participating in public life. The KKK was founded in 1865 to 1866, they burned people alive, shot them, and beat them to death. In the Jim Crow Laws blacks and whites rode together in the same railway cars, ate in the same restaurant, used the same public facilities, but didn’t interact as equals. Whites addressed black adults as “boy” and they were expected to show differences to whites. In Public places the signs “Whites …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that black codes were passed after the civil war to restrict civil rights for african americans. the ku klux klan attacked jews, gays, lesbians and catholics.
  • Explains that a literacy test was used to prevent african american voters from casting ballots. the grandfather clause was created in 1865 and the fifteenth amendment promised that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of race, color, or previous servitude
  • Explains that african american slaves had jobs like maid work and farming, while blacks lived unequal communities. ten percent of african americans lived outside of the south after the civil war ended.

Some states had the right to vote those who could pass a literacy test. The Grandfather clause was created in 1865. It was stated that whoever’s father or grandfather had been eligible to vote before January 1, 1867 was guaranteed rights to vote. The Fifteenth Amendment promised that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of race, color, or previous servitude. In 1877, after the reconstruction ended, it seemed that the government had turned its back on the African Americans and White Sympathizers, African Americans were being segregated from white

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