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The Historical Progression Of African American’s From 1865 Till Today

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The Historical Progression of African American

HIS204: American History since 1865 (GSN1028D)
The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today

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The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today
America has changed as a whole, and is different now then it was back in 1865. We have had many presidents, elections, wars, and other world issues, but African Americans have dealt with a lot of different issues and faced many problems in the past centuries themselves. Every couple year’s things have changed for African Americans, when the civil most war ended in 1865 a lot changed with slavery ending, for the most part. Threw this I will explain the historical progression of African Americans in different time periods and what political, economic, and life changing events and issues African Americans in that time period had to face. Will go over obstacles, success for the outcome of the issue were facing. I will be covering five different units of time. It will start from 1985 till today. Let get started in this epic journey threw time, and history to see how the Life of being an African American has dealt with and changed and grown threw today.
1865 thru 1876
In 1865 reconstruction began after the civil war ended. The United States Congress passed the Thirteen Amendment, which means to stop slavery. Even though slavery ended African Americans life’s sill weren’t completely easy. A lot of African Americans faced political issues as not able to vote, or be a citizen and as well as black codes. These black codes were placed in 1865 and ended in 1866. Black codes are “law” some states had stating what African Americans couldn’t do, even after the slavery

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Abolished. Some of the black codes are they weren’t allowed to own land in Mississippi, no voting, weren’t allowed to be on a jury, Limiting rights to testify against a white man, carrying weapons in public places, and there was many others for different states. African American weren’t allowed to be citizens until 1868 was that’s when they passed the fourteenth Amendment. With them no able to be a citizen it was a struggle still hard to be face with not all the rights as the “white citizens” had to own land and work in certain jobs , would set them back with making a life for themselves. . As well as they were aloud to vote, until 1870 when the Fifteenth amendment was made that everyone has the right to vote no matter race. Other black codes made it were black people weren’t aloud to own land in a Mississippi law. How the Montgomery handled this issue was to buy the land secretly from Mr. Davis since there was the law (page 471, chapter 17). How African Americans dealt with these issues was to be sneaky and buy land secretly, and others kept to themselves and did was needed to get by and adjust to the “new found freedom”. The out come of this time from 1865 to 1876 was a successful out come for African Americans ,...

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