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Reconstruction

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Carpetbaggers a person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction.
Scalawags the name former confederates gave to the southern republicans during reconstruction.
Enforcement Acts three acts passed by congress allowing the government to use military force to stop violence against southern African Americans.
Redeemers democratic supporters of white controlled governments in the South during the 1870s
Ku Klux Klan secret society created by former confederates in 1866 that used terror and violence to keep African Americans from obtaining their civil rights.
Panic of 1873 U.S. economic depression that distracted the republicans from reconstruction efforts.
Civil Rights Act of 1875 law that prohibited business that served the public from discriminating against African Americans.
Samuel J Tilden Samuel Jones Tilden was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency in the disputed election of 1876
Rutherford B Hayes Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform
Compromise of 1877 It was a deal between Republicans and Southern Democrats to avoid a crisis because the Democrats were complaining about Hayes
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? the Reconstruction gave African Americans the freedom they wanted not so much as civil rights some were murdered to stop them from achieving civil rights.
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? White and African Americans formed parties as delegates representatives and other services to the political world.
How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans? They made an Act called the Enforcement Act it made three laws that empowered the federal government to combat terrorism with military force and prosecute guilty individuals.
What historical era came to end in 1877? The Reconstruction Era came to an end when the Republicans withdrew remaining troops from the South they were denied federal protection and the last governments fell.
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