History Lesson 8 Discussion


Read Chapter 15 and the information
included in the Mississippi Black Codes. Once all reading is complete, respond
to the following item(s):

During Reconstruction, Black Codes were
enacted in several former states in the Confederacy. A Republican controlled
Congress would later react to suppress these codes.

  • What ultimately were these codes
    designed to do?
  • Precisely how did the codes aim to
    accomplish these objectives?