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Topics: African American, Jim Crow laws, American Civil War Pages: 1 (268 words) Published: February 4, 2015


Part One

Social Limitations
The social limitations African Americans faced after the civil war were suppose to have equal treatment and voting rights to African Americans. But this did not work out as planned. State Officials passed laws against African Americans which undermined the constitutional amendments. They were still labeled as a cheap labor force for farms. Black Codes which was passed shortly after the Civil War ended made it illegal for African Americans to vote and also carry weapons on them. They could not serve on juries and could not marry whites or travel without being issued a permit.

Political Limitations
The political limitations African Americans faced after the civil war were that the Africans felt that the government was turning their backs on them once again. The supreme court did nothing to help the obstacles the African Americans faced daily. They started to become more segregated from the white society’s. Many southern states than began to make segregation laws for their states. Then Africans then had to go to different schools, hospitals and also parks. These new laws were called the Jim Crow laws who darkened his face and gave Africans a bad stereotype.

Economic Limitations
The economic limitations African Americans were very much limited. The countries that were deprived of cotton began to grow its own and by the time it started to resume the prices were cut in half and no really need to buy if they grew their own. A panic with banks led to them being closed. Their was little choice for the African Americans. Credit also became very hard to get.
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