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4.3 Reconstruction

What are carpetbaggers? A person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction.
What are scalawags? A white Southerner who joined together with northern Republicans during Reconstruction, often so they could get something out of it for themselves. The term was used snuffly by white Southern Democrats who didn't agree with the Reconstruction legislation.
What are the Enforcement Acts? They were criminal codes which protected African-Americans' right to vote, to hold office, to serve on juries, and receive equal protection of laws.
What are the redeemers? The Redeemers were a political coalition in the Southern United States during the Reconstruction Era.
What is the Klu Klux Klan? The Klu Klux Klan is a group of Caucasian people who perform violent hate crimes on the African American community.
What was the panic of 1873? The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America.
What was the civil rights act of 1875? Sometimes called Enforcement Act, was a United States federal law, enacted during the Reconstruction Era in response to civil rights violations to African Americans.
Who is Samuel J. Tilden? Samuel J. Tilden was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president.
Who is Rutherford B. Hayes? Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. He became president at the end of the Reconstruction Era.
What is the Compromise of 1877? The Compromise of 1877 settled the 1876 U.S. presidential election. It removed federal troops from state politics in the South and ended the Reconstruction Era.
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? The reconstruction helped African Americans to achieve some of their freedom.
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? African Americans formed a coalition with carpetbaggers and scalawags to gain control of southern state legislatures for the Republican Party.
How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans? They created many civil rights acts and tried to help African Americans obtain their freedom.
What historical era came to end in 1877? The reconstruction era came to an end in 1877 after the compromise of 1877 settled the 1876 U.S presidential election.
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