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Dr. Oliver Hooper HIS 202 3/21/2006 Key Points of chapters 16 and 17 16. 1. The Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868) Many American lawmakers were not unsympathetic to the Indian cause. The intention of the Treaty of Fort Laramie was to insure the civilization of Indian peoples. It provided them with farm land and taught them how to grow their own food. But the American government grossly underestimated the value of the region given to these certain Indian tribes. Gold and other precious metals began to be discovered in the region, leading to violations of land by gold rushers. As U.S. settlers began to encroach on Indian land, the government then tried to negotiate to get the land back from the Indians. 2. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 Following the efforts of republican efforts in the south after the Civil War had ended, some republicans began to fear Democrats would legally reverse any changes made in the South. Already groups had been forming, such as the KKK under Nathan Bedford Forrest that worked as a criminal and political organization that attacked republicans and blacks in the south. This goes to show just how far many southerners refused to accept black freedom.
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The Civil Rights Act entitled all persons to equal accommodations in public areas, its intention being to “stop segregation” entirely. But just led to the principle of separate but equal facilities. 3. The Compromise of 1877 Following the economic hardships after the Civil War and reconstruction, many voters believed Republicans were to blame. In the 1876 presidential election, it was one of the closest races in U.S. history. In the end, it appeared that Tilden had won the popular vote, but Hayes had won the electoral vote. But a few states send in 2 sets of electoral votes. Republicans appointed a “special electoral commission” to look into the
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