HIST 226 2 - HIST 226 Dr. Carney 4/1/08 Reconstruction...

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HIST 226 Dr. Carney 4/1/08 Reconstruction Continued Davis (Republican Governor) Democrats dislike him because they thought He was tyrannical/power hungry He raised taxes Taxes went to building bridges 1871 (violent year) Democratic party picks up seats and is becoming stronger Davis sends militia to protect the Democrats, but his motives were misunderstood 1872 – Congress is mostly democratic Begins to limit the power of the Governor Decentralizes the public school system 1873 – Governor elections Richard Coke Democrat Davis Ran for reelection Wants centralized government Davis loses terribly Debate arises over the legitimacy of the election Coke goes into office and militia has to force Davis out 1876 – “Redeemer” Constitution Many of these limits still exist today Goal: to “redeem” Texas Reduce power of African Americans Want segregation Governor term reduced to two years
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HIST 226 2 - HIST 226 Dr. Carney 4/1/08 Reconstruction...

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