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  1. Oct 22, 2013R.A.W. • What did the 15th Amendment do? • AIM: 18 • How did Southern States attempt to keep freedmen in a state of slavery?

  2. I. Black Codes • Laws set up by southern states to keepFreedmen in a state of slavery. • Freedmen cannot: • Serve on Juries, Vote in local elections, hold office, marry a white person.

  3. African Americans are not allowed to own or rent farms. • Slavery in disguise.

  4. II.VotingSchemes • Poll tax: forces freedmen to pay a tax before voting. • Literacy Test: Freedmen must read and write before voting. • Grandfather Clause: If your grandfather was a slave you cannot vote.