Which answer best describes how many Southern states responded to the Thirteenth Amendment? A.The states created new laws that further expanded the rights of the former slaves. B.The states supported the Amendment and granted the former slaves all rights of citizenship. C. The states created new laws that prevented former slaves from gaining equal jobs or education. D. The states pushed for the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment to reduce the rights of former slaves.
The correct answer is C. The Southern states were very racist and favored discrimination over equality. I hope this helps!