Civil rights 9-24-08 - Cival rights After the civil war...

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Cival rights 9/24/08 After the civil war Republicans passed the 13 th , 14 th and 15 th amendments. 13 th : Freed slave 14 th : Due process clause-equal protection clause (states cannot discriminate against individuals or groups). 15 th : Voting rights for adult men. A. Civil rights refers to the rights of all Americans to equal treatment under the law, as provided by the 14 th amendment. 1.) Reconstruction (1863-1877): A series of civil rights acts passed to further protect the rights of newly freed slaves (equal treatment and full equality before the law). 2.) Northern troops occupied the south in order to enforce the laws. 3.) Compromise of 1877: Election of 1876 pitted Samuel J. Tilden (southern Democrat candidate) and Rutherford Hayes (Northern Republican Candidate). a. Tilden won the popular vote and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes’ 165, with 20 votes yet uncounted. b. The south agreed to let Hayes win the election if he would remove northern troops from the south. c. Began the process of “legalized” segregation in the south. d.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Civil rights 9-24-08 - Cival rights After the civil war...

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