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Reconstruction (Conclusions/Final Phase)

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created December 18, 2016
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Reconstruction Act 1867Passed after Congress override of Johnson's vetoRadical Republican majority in CongressDivided South into 5 military districtsMust ratify 14th AmendmentPunished South/ Civil Rights for Blacks
Conflict between Johnson and Radical Rep.Congress upset that Johnson went against their policiesTenure of Office Act-Johnson can't fire in his own cabinetCongress tries to impeach JohnsonSenate finds Johnson not guiltyJohnson does not recover from controversy
Ulysses S. GrantWins at VicksburgBecomes president after JohnsonHas corrupt administration with many scandalsPoor President
Radical Republican AccomplishmentsPassage of 13, 14, & 15th AmendmentsFreedman's Bureau (for Blacks)Building of infrastructure (roads, bridges, rails, schools, etc)
Radical Republican FailuresSharecropping-kept Blacks poor (and some whites)Only 5% blacks actually independentSouth finds loopholes around new amendments
Compromise of 1877Democrats (Tilden) win popular voteHayes (Republican) becomes presidentDemocrats give up Presidency to be rid of troops in SouthReconstruction ends
Southern States Challenge Laws"Solid South" - Strong support for DemocratsJim Crow LawsWhite Supremacy (KKK)Blacks are prevented from voting or advancing
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