Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?
Even after the 14th Amendment was ratified, African Americans still faced a large amount of segregation and discrimination all around the country.
African Americans faced many social limitations. They were not allowed to serve on juries, not allowed to testify in court against whites, ...view middle of the document...
African Americans were able to be arrested if they were unemployed, poor, or even for having a lack of money or a home.
Many political issues also affected African Americans. Although the 13th Amendment and the 14th Amendment were passed, this didn’t stop states from making black codes. The South made a requirement for African Americans to take literacy tests to be able to vote. This also leads into many other segregation laws and discrimination laws.
Due to these new laws in the South, many African Americans were out of luck when it came for looking for new jobs. Of course, many of them did not want to return to plantations, as many of them would still be under the same conditions with or without slavery laws. Even though African Americans had a very hard time finding new jobs in other places of the country, it still lead to many, many banks and businesses going out of business due to African Americans not working under slavery. Debts from the Federal Government were not able to be paid back in full to the banks, which also lead to the Stock Market having a huge crash. All these issues can be lead back to the lack of African American slave labor.