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4.3 History

Reconstruction in the South

TermDefinition
Carpetbaggers Northern Republicans whom were eager to participate in the state conventions that increased resentment among white southerners.
Scalawags Scoundrels who held a lot of scorn towards southern whites who backed the Union and now supported Reconstruction.
Enforcement Acts Three laws that empowered the federal government to combat terrorism with military force and to prosecute guilty individuals.
Redeemers 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.
Created by: jdwyer32
 

 



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