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Reconstruction in the South
|Northern Republicans whom were eager to participate in the state conventions that increased resentment among white southerners.
|Scoundrels who held a lot of scorn towards southern whites who backed the Union and now supported Reconstruction.
|Three laws that empowered the federal government to combat terrorism with military force and to prosecute guilty individuals.
|Supporters of white-controlled governments.
|Ku Klux Klan
|Angry white southerners whom formed secret terrorist groups to prevent African Americans from voting.
|Panic of 1873
|A severe economic depression caused by changes in Reconstruction.
|Civil Rights Act of 1875
|A bill that prohibited businesses that served the public from discriminating against African Americans.
|Samuel J Tilden
|A Democrat of New York who ran against a Republican in the election. Winner of the election, but lost due to no electoral vote.
|Rutherford B Hayes
|A Republican of Ohio who ran against a Democrat in the election. This person lost the election with votes, but won the electoral vote.
|Compromise of 1877
|A deal created to defuse the crisis from the protests ran by Democrats over the win of Hayes because of the one electoral vote.
|How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans?
|Reconstruction allowed it allowed them to actually participate and or serve in political positions. Reconstruction enabled African Americans to finally become delegates.
|What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction?
|Reconstruction supporters which consisted of mainly African Americans.
|How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans?
|Violence forced Congress to form the Enforcement Acts in order to control the violence.
|What historical era came to end in 1877?
|The Compromise of 1877.