Jim Crow Research Essay

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Jim Crow laws have always found their way back into the southern states, mainly by racist perseverance. The federal law always comes around when things get too extreme enforces old laws into relevance and restricted racist activity, but white supremacists still found ways to separate the races, by focusing on voting and elections. And in the end racism always seemed to get the best of society and created a barrier between blacks and whites.

After the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation freed African American slaves. Undoubtedly, there would be people unhappy with the sudden change, so southern states wanted to limit black people’s freedom by adopting “Black Codes.” These Black Codes limited the economic and physical freedom of former slaves. But these attempts didn’t last long due to bills such as 14th and 15th Amendments the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1875 being enforced upon them. Still the racist community of the South still found ways to restrict African American freedom anonymously. Violence and terror spread over the southern states because of restricted racist activity during the 1860’s and 70’s, The Ku Klux Klan being the most infamous of these terrorist bands.

When Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was elected as president, he had abandoned the enforcement 14th and 15th Amendments on the southern states. So, the whites started to manipulate the black votes to put them in their “place.” These plots against black voters were mostly led by the KKK, and they have achieved a noticeable amount. 66 percent of black voters have failed to cast their ballots and 50 percent of black voters were forced to vote Democrat because of threats from the KKK. The Mississippi Plan was responsible of planning the elimination of black votes, and The Second Mississippi Plan enforced the elimination of black votes by law.

By the late 1890’s, laws began to totally ban interracially mixing in public places and miscegenation, interracial marriage. These laws created Jim...
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