What Were the Black Codes? - History & Explanation


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What was one reason for the implementation of the Black Codes?

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1. The Black Codes guaranteed labor from which of the following?

2. The Black Codes banned which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The imposition of the Black Codes severely limited the achievements African Americans won from the Civil War. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you understand the details of these restrictions and the reasons these codes were put in place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Purpose of the Black Codes
  • Guaranteed labor under the codes
  • Legislation ending the Black Codes
  • Banned activity/activities for African Americans

Skills Practiced

The lesson resources will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding the goal of the Black Codes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the action(s) banned under the Black Codes

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson titled What Were the Black Codes? - History & Explanation so that you can be certain you have fully learned all vital information. This lesson will help you focus on these objectives:

  • Identify the role of the Freedmen's Bureau
  • Understand the reasons for the Black Codes
  • Know the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Recognize the legacy of the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws