"Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?” Socially, blacks were subjected to segregation and discrimination. Segregation wasn’t really a large problem to them, however, as they were more interested in forming a black community rather than integrating with the whites. However, I mean, it is still pretty awful to be treated like you’re not a being worthy enough to drink out of the same water fountain or attend the same school based on skin color. Blacks were subjected to many dehumanizing things socially speaking. Oh, and lets not forget the KKK (if that falls into this category; I think it does) who harassed, intimidated, and killed black people.
Furthermore in the Southern states of USA the abolition movement was resented. Plantation owners were unwilling to end slavery because it provided them with a free labour force. Many white Americans had justified slavery by thinking of slaves as racially inferior, as people without human needs, rights or dignity. The legal system had supported these racist views, and the rights of the plantation owners for many years. After 1890 many Southern governments passed a series of laws that set up a system of segregation that would last until the mid-twentieth century.
, U.S. History 1.06 Assessment 9-24-15 Social Limitations: During the Civil War times and after the war, the African Americans had it rough. The Whites and the Blacks were not exactly friends, more like business partners if anything. The African Ameri8cans were not allowed to live in the same neighborhood as the Whites. They had to live in separate communities and even then there were still problems. The African American children did not attend the same schools as the Whites.
African Americans’ social rights were very limited partially because of the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. These restrictions aided the system of sharecropping, maintained social hierarchy and segregation. Black Codes restrict civil rights for African Americans such as to carry a weapon, vote, getting involving in the court, marry white citizens and travel without permits. The code varied in different
Example 2 How far is it accurate to describe black Americans as second-class citizens in the years 1945-55? (30 marks) Black citizens of the USA were certainly treated as second class in the years 1945-55. They were discriminated against in work, education, living standards and their status as human beings. They could be attacked and subjected to violence without the law protecting them. Therefore they had no rights as citizens.
Segregation laws did not only humiliate blacks, they were also used to cut them off from employment opportunities and other essential social services. In most cases, blacks received inferior facilities and treatments. “From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws… From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to Texas, many states (and cities, too) could impose legal punishments on people for consorting with members of another race. The most common types of laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white clientele separated. Here is a sampling of laws from various
For example, in the south, African Americans had little chance of being employed against white people, due to the discrimination of employers. This trapped blacks in a cycle of poverty; if they couldn’t get jobs, they couldn’t afford to pay poll tax so they could vote for someone who would improve their employment rights. Also, southern African Americans had few employment opportunities. For example, sharecropping and other agricultural jobs were the main opportunities. African American women were treated even worse than men.
According to Bowles, 2011, American History 1865 to present End of Isolation, The Black Codes codified some of these feelings into law when in 1865 southern state governments created legislation that restricted and controlled the lives of the ex-slaves. These differed among states, but the Black Codes all shared some general provisions. African Americans could marry, but they outlawed intermarriage between the races. State governments prohibited African Americans from carrying guns, and they could not engage in work other than farming. Some of the codes restricted their travel.
However, racial discrimination continued after the war. The Southern legislatures, former confederates, passed laws known as the black codes, which severely limited the rights of blacks and segregated them from whites. They were separated in schools, theaters, taverns, and other public places. Congress quickly responded to these laws in 1866 and seized the initiative in remaking the south. Republicans wanted to ensure that while remaking the south, freed blacks were made viable members of society.
America has a dark history of slavery, but after 1863 vassalage was abolished. Even so this did not stop the racism; unjust treatments and racial segregation was still a part of every colored man’s life. It was still legal to treat African Americans as if they were worth less. In public places blacks were separated from whites in that the black areas were in much worse conditions than the white’s. Sidewalks where no blacks could walk, seats on the busses where they couldn’t sit, and toilets where only whites could go,