This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Slave Codes and Laws enacted to keep the slaves in check. Both presentations together number 35 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
In the United States a “Black Code” was one of the numerous laws enacted in the former Confederate states and some Northern states after the American Civil War in 1865 and 1866. The “Black Codes” limited the civil rights and civil liberties of African Americans and were designed to replace the social controls of slavery that had been removed by the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, and were thus intended to assure continuance of white supremacy.
Northern reaction to and the bloody anti-black riots in Memphis and New Orleans in 1866 to the “Black Codes” helped in the cause to get rid of these laws. The 13th amendment was followed with the 14th and 15th amendments to address this issue and the Freedmen's Bureau was created in 1865 to help the former slaves.
Although Reconstruction abolished the “Black Codes” after Reconstruction ended, many of their provisions were reenacted in the Jim Crow laws, which were finally abolished with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Power point #1 is entitled, Slavery - The Black Slave Codes contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Early Colonial Slave Codes
Slave Code & Laws
Commonality: Slave Code Laws
“Social” Slave Codes
Black Code Laws (2)
Commonality: Black Code Laws
The Beginnings of Relief
End of Presentation
As the slave population in the colonies grew greater and greater in number, there was a justifiable paranoia on the part of the white settlers that a violent rebellion could occur in one's own neighborhood. It was this fear of rebellion that led each colony to pass a series of laws developed from the 1660s to the 1860s restricting slaves' behaviors.
Every slave state had its own slave code and body of court decisions. The laws were known as Slave Codes. Emphasis was given on penalties for unacceptable behavior and for runaway activity. South Carolina adopted the most comprehensive set of slave laws in the United States and became the model for most of the other states. Virginia and Georgia also had extensive slave laws.
This presentation identifies some of the most profound slave laws and how they impacted the lives of the slaves and covers the following:
Power point #2 is entitled, Slavery - Slave Codes & State Laws contains 21 slides and covers the following:
South Carolina Slave Code of 1712 (4)
Virginia Slave Code of 1667
Georgia Slave Code of 1848 (3)
District of Columbia Code
Northern States Codes
Codes for Proper Treatment of Slaves
Common Slave Codes (2)
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Slavery in the United States.