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The Reconstruction video was very interesting. Slaves was very excited to be freed that some just walk off of plantations. But knowing that there was so many freed slaves Abraham Lincoln had to do something. With the freed blacks so comfortable with their forty acre and mule which was promise to them, they taught that would’ve been their life. But when President Johnson pardon the plantation owners and they could’ve get their land back it was an issue for the freed blacks. One problem was the law Black Codes that as passed which David Blight stated “the laws was passed to control, restrict, and constrain the lives of the free people. Especially rendering them bondsmen on the law.” This law was crazy to me that they wanted to put the

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