Unformatted text preview: -Johnson impeached then acquitted, escaping impeachment by one vote-Then disappears from political scene-Flood of white northerners to the south in 1868 carrying carpet bags--carpet baggers-Southerners Response to the migrating whites:-Southern white mobs-Organized violence KKK-KKK founded in Tennessee in Dec. 1865-Gen. Nathan Forrest= KKK first "grand wizard"-Klan members posted at voting booths in order to intimidate political ends-VIolence is not just left to blacks, but white were lynched also-African Americans set up their own schools and tried to enfranchise their political and economic rights. This "success" alarmed the southern whites, which is why KKK so pissed-Ulysses S. Grant runs for president preaching "prosperity" -1869 Grant elected and throws his support around 15th amendment--no state can prevent ppl from voting based on race, creed-...
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- Spring '08
- KKK, Ulysses S. Grant, Reconstruction era of the United States, office act, Nullification Forrest Tenure, cartoonist 15th Amendment