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01.06 From 1865 to 1900 freedoms for African Americans were limited through laws such as the Jim crows' and the black codes. These codes and laws were used to keep African Americans social , political and ecomonomic lives limited and their civil rights restricted. Socially African Americans lives were limited because of Jim crow laws and the quote "seperate but equal". African Americans were unable to attend the same schools as whites which limited black and white kids intercation amongst one another. Blacks also weren't allowed in sports, resteraunts or any other establishment with the white only sign. Because there was so much limitation on where they could be or what they could be apart of blacks usually were socially isolated from whites unless they worked with or for them. Politically African Americans lives were limited by litercay tests,poll taxes or the grandfather clause. Those three things were used to keep african Americans from voicing their opinions on politics and voting.The litercay test was designed to keep most African Americans from voting because they knew most of them were uneducated.Poll taxes came about when they realized some african americans were educated so they figured they woulldn't be able to afford the taxes.The grandfather clause was established to hender the majority of african americans from voting stating that if your grandfather was a slave you couldn't vote. Economically African Americans were limited due to the lack of jobs. After slavery was abolished majority of former slaver holders were out of work so it was competiton for jobs between poor whites and the African Americans.Because there was prejudice and segregation whites were more likely to get the jobs leaving African Americans unemployed and economically

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