A level civil rights in USA homework help!!!Watch
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The economic situation of the African-American community didn't change too much. The 13th Amendment had "officially" abolished slavery, but it basically continued. Slaves did not have any wealth whatsoever, and thus did not possess the capital or resources to move away, buy land, or start businesses. Most ended up staying as sharecroppers on the planter's land, where they quickly became trapped by debt and could not leave. If they tried to leave, newly-enacted vagrancy laws specifically made to target African-Americans would throw them in jail or have them forcibly returned to sharecropping. Many African-Americans were stuck in sharecropping until the 1940s. It was essentially slavery under a new name.
Basically Reconstruction was a massive failure that led to African-Americans being subjected to many of the same conditions they were exposed to pre-Civil War, and this didn't really change until the first half of the 20th century.