US History From 1865 to Present

US History From 1865 to Present - When and why did some of...

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When and why did some of the Northern public’s view of blacks change during the Civil War? War dragged on, Congress allowed blacks to fight --Militia Act passed: gives Abe power to enroll any black that wants to fight into Union Army --Blacks fought at Fort Wagner; kept on after Col. Shaw died; fighting transformed view Explain how Southern Whites controlled the Blacks after Reconstruction. Three part system: Lynching (terrorism); Segregation (humiliation, overturns with 14 th Amendment); Disenfranchising (Taking away vote, overturns 15 th Amendment, attempt to disempower) Why did this system of control arise when it did? --Blacks knew their place during slavery; troops occupied South during Reconstruction; Congress couldn’t pass Force Bill, elated South Indicate when the various elements of this system of control were overturned. --Lynching: late 1940s, early 1950s --Segregation: During Second Reconstruction --Disenfranchisement: Poll Tax declared unconstitutional in 24 th Amendment, Literacy Tax in 1965 Why did Southern statutes call for “separate but equal” facilities? To humiliate Blacks and give poor whites status; not economical system; keeping Blacks
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