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American segregation was a bitter part of American history Even worse though are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policyThe issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black or African and white or Caucasian races There is a long history on what eventually became legal segregation in the United States I will begin by giving a short synopsis of that historyImmediately after the Civil War many laws were enacted called black codes that clashed with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Thirteenth Amendment of 1865 They were enacted to resume control over the social aspect of slavery that had been removed because of the outcome of the war Under slavery control was best maintained by a large degree of physical contact and association Under the strange new order the old methods were not always available or applicable though the contacts and associations they produced did not all disappear at once To the dominant whites it began to appear that the new order required a certain amount of compulsory separation of the races The answer to the new order was a separation of races in society The black codes were intended to control the new black freedom by requiring certain practices These practices would make sure that a black man had a job If he did not have a job then he would be fined and if the fine could not be paid that black man would be sold into servitude to pay off his fine Blacks were refrained from working in certain skilled working environments and could not carry firearms or testify in court unless it was against another black Poll taxes and the grandfather clause were ways in which states would try to arrest blacks
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