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Carpetbaggers Northern Republicans who moved to the south to get involved with their politics and elections. Angered southerners who called them carpetbaggers for the bags they carried.
Scalawags A name used by former Confederates toward Southern whites who supported the Unions attempt to help reconstruct the south
Enforcement Acts Laws set by congress to allow states to use military force to put down acts of terrorism (like the KKK toward African Americans)
Redeemers Democrats who supported white controlled governments in the south.
Ku Klux Klan Former Confederates who started a terrorist group who violently went after anyone who they didn't agree with including African Americans.
Panic of 1873 A severe economic depression. Panicked workers threatened to strike and farmers demanded relief.
Civil Rights Act of 1875 Prohibited businesses from discriminating against African Americans.
Samuel J. Tilden Democratic candidate for President against Rutherford Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes Republican candidate for President against Samuel Tilden
Compromise of 1877 If Democrats would accept Rutherford Hayes (republican) as President the Republicans would remove troops from the south
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? Amendments were passed to give them freedom, their citizenship as Americans, and the right to vote.
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? The Radical Republicans & Moderate Republicans
How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans? They passed Enforcement Acts - meaning the military can use force to stop terrorism & violence against African Americans.
What historical era came to end in 1877? The era of Reconstruction
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