Civil War

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At the end of the Civil War, it was expected that the newly freed blacks would have equal rights; however, we know from history that, both then and now, blacks have not received the same treatment as whites. Before the Civil War occurred slavery was in use, which treated Blacks as though they were property rather than human beings. Even after the Civil WarBlack codes and Jim Crowism were instituted which still denied Blacks of their civil rights. Although it appears as though the violation of Black's civil rights happened years ago, it still happens to this day.

Prior to the civil war slavery was found everywhere in the south. Black worked on the plantations to help grow, cultivate, and collect the crops. They were used because the whites didn't want to get their hands dirty. To the plantation owners blacks weren't people, they were property, and therefore had no rights.

They worked on the plantation everyday for long periods of hours under cruel treatment. Who prosper from the work of the blacks? The plantation owners. All the blacks received in return for their work was their opportunity to perhaps live another day. Therefore, blacks had no civil rights, and were nowhere near receiving equal treatment with the whites.

After the Civil War the rights of the blacks were acknowledged. People were aware that the civil rights of blacks had been opressed for years. The qhole nation had just faught a civil war for the moral cause to abolish slavery. However, some people were still not ready to accept the rights of blacks. Black codes were created to restrict the freedom of Blacks. Later on, Jim Crowism aroused, and segregation became an issue. Although after the civil war things began to look up for the black race, conditions...



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