Civil War Problems

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The Civil war solved problems, such as slavery. Slavery is the ownership of one person over another, where the person being owned is forced to work without pay. After the war, the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect, and stated that all slaves within any state, on either side, Confederate or Union, would have to be released to be free forever (Emancipation Proclamation 1863). However, the Confederacy didn’t want to follow these rules as it would cost them their soldiers and workers if they were to give up their slaves. This problem was solved also by the 13th Amendment which outlawed all slavery in the nation, unlike the Emancipation Proclamation, which was only really followed by the Union (13th Amendment 1865). Another problem…show more content…
One such example was the creation of the Jim Crow Laws. The Jim Crow Laws were targeted at making lives for blacks much harder than they already were. The Jim Crow Laws were a segregation creator that made it illegal for blacks and whites to be together (Hakim 161). People stated that the Jim Crow Laws made people separate, but equal. However, this was untrue as blacks often got the worse in the case. For example, if people had to be separate in schools, black’s would often receive the old, broken down and dirty schools, whilst whites would get the good new ones. Because of this, the laws were considered unconstitutional, but not according to the supreme court at first (Hakim…show more content…
People attempted to make it required to pay taxes to vote, or to take literacy tests created by the state. One such example of such a thing was the Louisiana Literacy Test (Louisiana Literacy Test 1959). These tests were designed to make it so that the tester could pass or fail anyone they wanted at their own whim (Louisiana Literacy Test 1959). In this manner, only people that the states wanted would be allowed to vote. Another example was voting fraud. This was incorrect counting of votes, and bribing people for their votes, in order to tip the odds in a certain direction (Hakim 161). All of these restrictions made it very hard for black’s to show their voices and vote during the time period after

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