Reconstruction and the Jim Crow South - Reconstruction and the Jim Crow South(1880s-1950s IDENTIFICATION TERMS(Redemption(Compromise of 1877 Plessy v

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Reconstruction and the Jim Crow South (1880s-1950s) January 20, 2015 IDENTIFICATION TERMS: (Redemption) (Compromise of 1877) Plessy v. Ferguson Disenfranchisement Ku Klux Klan Redemption (1870s) The former enslaved in the South we’re given the right to vote (enfranchised) in 1867. They’re elected to local and state offices, and some even to the United States Congress. Under the protection of federal troops, former slaves we’re free to travel the region to find their family members. They also changed their names to those of founding fathers or those working to end slavery. Previously, their last names were an indicator of which plantation they worked on. **Radical Republicans controlled Congress and the admittance of the Southern states. White Southerners viewed African American participation in politics with great disgust. They were viewed as subhuman, and weren’t considered to be at the same biological and genetic level as whites. Redeemers: pushed to reverse the changes made by Reconstruction many former Confederate soldiers created organizations to fight Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan**- initially created as a social organization essentially sought to overturn Reconstruction wanted to bring back the period before the Civil War Freedmen’s Bureau – employed people to educate former slaves and help them find jobs employees and schools owned by the Bureau we’re vandalized or burned Ulysses Grant fought the Klan in the early 1870s as president.

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