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Cupcake033003
2016-04-14 18:52:42
What was the idea behind the black codes that limited civil rights in the south?
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AnFatzinger
2016-04-14 23:00:34

The black codes were barbaric laws against freed slaves that basically reworded the slave codes used during the early 1800s. These codes prohibited black people from owning property, buying land, and made being unemployed illegal. These laws outraged northerners, which ultimately lead to reform in the form of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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