You can stay here for free but you must work these fields for me.
You are under arrest for assembling.
You are under arrest for not being al the way on the sidewalk.
Slavery was ended by the 13th amendment so, southerners created sharecropping to attempt to reenslave African Americans.Southerners would let former slaves stay in their old houses but they would have to work for their owners.
The first amendment allows citizens to assemble, but southerners wrote a Black Code that took away that right.
The fourth amendment states that you can't be arrested without a warrent. But one Black code stated that you could arrest anyone that "could've" done something wrong.