New Racial Order-1

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New Racial Order-2 19:06 I. Opposition to immigration Effort to restrict immigration occurs in the North as a response to the terror of  non western Europeans Political issues o Big business factory owners had a lot of power in the government and  needed the immigrants to work in factories o Labor unions wanted to limit immigration In the late 19 th  century there are no restrictions limiting immigration from  Europe but there was from China o Social scientists placed the Western Europeans at the top of the social  order and the Chinese are placed at the bottom In the 1920’s there is a restriction placed on European immigration. A policy is  established that the number of immigrants to come in goes down o Easier for western Europeans to enter than eastern and southern  Europeans North has the concern of people Eastern and Southern European descent.  South is concerned about people of African descent II. Race relations in the South Status of blacks after Reconstruction o Black community gains a lot of rights right after reconstruction, but even  before the end of reconstruction some of their citizens rights are being  limited and restricted o Black men could still vote even though they were harassed and even  elected to local and sometimes national office o Life expectancy, literacy, land ownership are all on the rise o Around 1890 the Jim Crowe structure begins to form New Racial system-Jim Crowe system o Disfranchisement Voting rights taken away Political power was taken way
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No law in the southern states said that Black Men can’t vote- no law  was created that was race specific Voting requirements are put into place to stop blacks from being able to  vote-not color specific (affected poor whites as well) Have to live in an election district a year before you could vote in an  election Sharecropper families were constantly on the move trying to  make money Poll tax Had to be able to prove that you paid the poll tax with your  receipt  If you didn’t pay the poll tax the year before you have to pay the  poll tax for the years you missed and the year you are paying for o Segregation Immediately following reconstruction there is some cultural segregation 
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2010 for the course HIST 2057 taught by Professor Rand during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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