African Americans Essay

Submitted By Maureen1995
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African Americans after the civil war
African Americans enjoyed freedom and rights that their slaves’ ancestors could only dream of after the Civil War. Nearly a quarter of a million slaves received education in 1869. Although they faced discrimination during the end of 19th and the 20th century and a lot of white people didn’t like the idea that African Americans should have an education. The Southern government created a law called “Black Codes” that prevents former slaves from enjoying the benefits of their freedom. They restricted the African Americans rights to buy, own and sell property. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism. Jim Crow laws were secured by violence, real and threatened. If any African American disrespects the Jim Crow law, the white could physically beat up the African American.

African Americans had the right of an education.
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An African American fighting for his rights.

Jim Crow Laws
Immigration
Before the Civil War, the United States was mainly populated with people of Northern Europe. After the war immigrants from southern and eastern Europe began coming to America in large numbers. The immigrants came into the U.S for better jobs, better wages and for a better life. In 1948 Asians started coming to the U.S. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States for ten years. The immigrants were inspired to come to America by its reputation called “The…