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23 January, 17:15

What were the short-term and long-term results of the "jim crow" system in the south? why was the sharecropping system so hard to overcome? were african americans worse off or better off after the civil?

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  1. 23 January, 18:54
    The short-term effects of Jim Crow Laws in the south were: Legal codes of segregation, enacted literacy requirements, voter-registration laws, poll taxes.

    The long-term effects were: Segregation until the late 20th century, allowed for racial injustices and prejudices to remain and thrive, despite the 14th amendment.

    The sharecropping system was so hard to overcome because it was economically confined, controlled by landlords and kept in debt.

    African Americans were worse off after civil war. They were still treated as inhuman and undeserving of basic rights, especially in the deep south, the 14th and 15th amendments were not upheld and the enforcement of Jim Crow laws worsened the situation. Even though the country was moving in the right direction, it was a long time before quality of life really improved for most African Americans.
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