Many African Americans
left plantations and started
to travel
They were in search of lost
family members, economic
opportu...
Ex-slaves could now legally
marry and family ties
strengthened
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/n...
Most slaves went to school
to learn to read and write
Adults and
children
flocked to
Freedman’s
Schoolshttp://www.emu.edu/...
Many northern charities
funded these schools
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jah/91.3/images/edelstein_fig01b.j...
CONTRACT SYSTEM – a
person that did not own land
could contract to work the
land for someone else who
owned it
http://newd...
Without their own property,
many ex-slaves returned to
work on plantations
They were
paid for
their labor
http://lsm.crt.s...
Ex-slaves could now chose
the best contracts for jobs
Very low
wages were
paid – some
were cheated
out of wages
and benefi...
The drawbacks to this
system made many turn to
sharecropping
SHARECROPPING – a
worker rented a plot of
land to farm
The landowner provided
the tools, seed and housing
Sharecroppers bought food
and clothes on credit at
the landowner’s stor...
Often a farmer had to use one
year’s harvest to pay the
previous year’s bill
Many sharecroppers were
caught in a cycle of ...
http://websupport1.citytech.cuny.edu/Faculty/pcatapano/lectures_us2/sharecropping.jpg
African Americans faced
poverty and violent racism in
the South
Officially salves were given
their freedom but in many
reg...
KKK – KU KLUX KLAN – a
secret group with goals to
restore Democratic control
and keep former slaves
powerless
The KKK attacked African
Americans, burned homes and
killed people
Klansman scared
people away from
voting, Democrats
incr...
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  1. 1. Many African Americans left plantations and started to travel They were in search of lost family members, economic opportunities and more freedom
  2. 2. Ex-slaves could now legally marry and family ties strengthened http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/november/freed-slaves.jpg
  3. 3. Most slaves went to school to learn to read and write Adults and children flocked to Freedman’s Schoolshttp://www.emu.edu/news/images/freedmenlynchburg.jpg
  4. 4. Many northern charities funded these schools http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jah/91.3/images/edelstein_fig01b.jpg
  5. 5. CONTRACT SYSTEM – a person that did not own land could contract to work the land for someone else who owned it http://newdeal.feri.org/survey/images/a3.jpg
  6. 6. Without their own property, many ex-slaves returned to work on plantations They were paid for their labor http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cab9d.gif
  7. 7. Ex-slaves could now chose the best contracts for jobs Very low wages were paid – some were cheated out of wages and benefits
  8. 8. The drawbacks to this system made many turn to sharecropping SHARECROPPING – a worker rented a plot of land to farm
  9. 9. The landowner provided the tools, seed and housing Sharecroppers bought food and clothes on credit at the landowner’s store, owning a lot of money at harvest time
  10. 10. Often a farmer had to use one year’s harvest to pay the previous year’s bill Many sharecroppers were caught in a cycle of debt, they often owned more than they made each year
  11. 11. http://websupport1.citytech.cuny.edu/Faculty/pcatapano/lectures_us2/sharecropping.jpg
  12. 12. African Americans faced poverty and violent racism in the South Officially salves were given their freedom but in many regards things were still difficult in terms of living their lives
  13. 13. KKK – KU KLUX KLAN – a secret group with goals to restore Democratic control and keep former slaves powerless
  14. 14. The KKK attacked African Americans, burned homes and killed people Klansman scared people away from voting, Democrats increasing their power http://images.google.com/imgres? imgurl=http://www.loyno.edu/~seduffy/Misissippi_ku_klux.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.loyno.edu/~seduffy/amcivilwar.html&h=446&w=340&sz=70&hl=en&start=2 4&sig2=qAjWVKH0mPkHibkbjnllIA&um=1&tbnid=Ww_u6W9DyZ0QOM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=97&ei=AUcvRvStL5GmiQHFmP3nDA&prev=/images%3Fq %3Dsharecropping%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN

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