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The reconstruction

Carpetbaggers lower class northern republicans that could carry all they had in a carpet bag-a type of cheap suitcase
Scalawags Southern renegades,betrayers of their race and country
Enforcement Acts Three laws empowered the federal government to combat terrorism with military force and to prosecute guilty individuals
Redeemers the supporters of weight control government
Ku Klux Klan Angry white southerners formed secret terrorist groups to prevent African Americans from voting
Panic of 1873 A Particularly severe economic depression
Civil Rights Act of 1875 prohibited all businesses from discriminating against African americans
Samuel J Tilden A democrat presidential candidate
Rutherford B Hayes A republican presidential candidate
Compromise of 1877 To defuse the crisis,leading republicans and the southern democrats struck a deal
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? The reconstruction gave them many civil rights
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? carpetbaggers and scalawags made up the republican alliance
How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans? The congress tock action in giving the African americans more rights
What historical era came to end in 1877? The reconstruction era
Created by: Balckdeath4967