How did Pres. Johnson's administration set up new southern governments?
by allowing elections of state and federal representatives
What were the Black Codes?
Laws that were passed to limit the freedom of African Americans.
Why did southern governments believe they were ok in passing the Black Codes?
They felt that government was intended for white men only and not African Americans.
Why did the Southern governments pass the Black Codes?
limit the civil rights of freed African Americans
What did the Black Codes require African Americans to do?
sign work contracts so as to create work conditions similar to those under slavery