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4.3 Reconstruction

Carpetbaggers Northern Republicans, both Whites and African Americans, eager to participate in the state convention.
Scalawags Southern Whites who had backed the Union cause and now supported Reconstruction.
Enforcement Acts Laws that empowered the federal government to combat terrorism with military force and prosecute guilty individuals.
Redeemers Supporters of white-controlled governments.
Klu Klux Klan Angry white southerners who formed a secret terrorist group to prevent African Americans from voting by using threats and acts of violence.
Panic of 1873 A severe economic depression
Civil Rights Act of 1875 A bill that prohibited businesses that served the public - such as hotels and transportation facilities - from discriminating against African Americans.
Samuel J. Tilden New York Democrat.
Rutherford B. Hayes Ohioan Republican.
Compromise of 1877 In return for the Democrats' acceptance of Hayes as president, the Republicans agreed to withdraw the remaining federal troops from the South.
How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans? It provided them with more political equality and gave their children a chance to gain an education.
What groups formed a Republican alliance in the South during Reconstruction? Reconstruction supporters.
How did Congress respond to violence against African Americans? Congress passed the Enforcement Acts.
What historical era came to end in 1877? The Reconstruction Era.
Created by: MLE02