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African American Limitations from 1865-1900

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Lily Donofrio

on 6 June 2015

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Transcript of African American Limitations from 1865-1900

African American Limitations from 1865-1900

Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?

Political Limitations
African Americans were unable to vote, so they weren't able to elect officials. Whites used literacy tests and poll taxes to keep them from voting. They also weren't able to run in elections or serve in a jury, keeping them from having a voice in their community and government.
Economic Limitations
Black codes often permitted the arrest of poor, unemployed persons, usually African American, for lack of homes or money. This specific time in history was one of economic struggle. Because of this economic struggle, white lashed out further at African Americans through the Klu Klux Clan and Black codes. Africans weren't hired for well paying jobs often, and most were extremely poor. They also weren't well educated, so it was hard to get a job.
Social Limitations

African Americans were unable to vote, own land, own weapons, and were segregated from the white people in their community through Jim Crow Laws. They were unable to marry white people or travel without a permit.
Black codes were invented to restrict
the rights of African Americans. Because
of these codes, they were unable to vote,
own land, and carry weapons.
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