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Unformatted text preview: Stevens) Radical Reconstruction, 1867-1877 Civil Rights Act, 1866 gave former slaves the right to make and enforce contracts, sue, testify in court, & buy/sell land Freedmens Bureau 14 th Amendment overturned the Dred Scott decision; defined citizenship to all born in the UStransformed the relationship between Federal and State Governments Reconstruction Act 15 th Amendment Allowed African American men to votemost Freedmen became republicansin 5 southern states, blacks outnumbered whitesmore than 1500 African Americans held office(eventually cast out of office in the 1870s) The Demise of Reconstruction Sharecropping & Tenancy Rise of the Ku Klux Klan Bargain of 1877...
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- Fall '07