Explain why the Black Codes were enacted in several former states in the Confederacy
Read 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?