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South Reconstruction

Study guide for Chapter 4 Section 3: Reconstruction in the South.

Carpetbaggers The term they called northern Republicans, who had recently arrived, who particpated in state conventions
Scalawags What they called white southeners who backed the Union's cause 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 a white-controlled government.
Ku Klux Klan A white terrorist group that attacked African Americans.
Panic of 1873 A severe economic depression that happened in 1873. Workers threatened strikes and farmers demanded relief.
Civil Rights Act of 1875 Prohibited businesses that served the public from discriminating against African Americans.
Samuel J. Tilden The Democratic candidate of the 1876 presidential election.
Rutherford B. Hayes The Republican candidate of the 1876 presidential election.
Compromise of 1877 In return for the Democrats accepting Hayes as president the Republicans withdrew the remaining federal troops from the South.
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? It helped them get more involved in politics and helped them towards getting equal rights.
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? Reconstruction supports who called themselves the "party of progress and civilization."
How did the Congress respond to violence against African Americans? They passed legislation that was designed to stop violence against African Americans. Known as the Enforcement Acts.
What historical era came to end in 1877? The Reconstruction era.
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