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HISTORY FINAL STUDY TERMS Reconstruction Amendments - 13 th Amendment (Abolished Slavery – Dec. 1865) Southern states have to ratify in order to get back in union a. 14 th Amendment Make blacks citizens of the US States cant take rights away from them Johnson vetos 14 th amendment and freedmens bureau Congress has power to override them 15 th amendment African Americans can now vote, but still no one cares about their opinion. This makes African americans very active Schools and churches were very important for darkees b. Literacy Tests If you cant read the constitution then you cant vote. Grandfather clause- if your grandfather couldn’t vote then you cant vote. It creates an endless cycle. Election of 1876 - Democrats choose a guy from New York which appeals to a lot of people. c. Results Prior to Compromise c.i. Tilden – 184 Electoral c.ii. Hayes – 165 Electoral c.iii. Disputed Votes: 20 – LA(8), SC(7), FL(4), and OR (1) d. Compromise of 1877 d.i. Provisions Democrats approach hayes and say you can have the election if you appoint some democrat to positions in your government. Also have to appoint one democrat to your cabinet. Have to remove the 20 thousand troops from south. This leads to end of reconstruction. e. Final Results e.i. Hayes (Republican): 185/Electoral and 4.03Mil/Popular e.ii. Tilden (Democrat): 184/Electoral and 4.28Mil/Popular e.iii. Cooper (Greenback): 0/Electoral and 75K/Popular Sherman Anti-Trust Act - In many ways this act was aimed more at pools or cartels as it was meant to keep businesses from forming entities that would inhibit completion. a.i. The Act authorized the federal government to institute proceedings against trusts in order to dissolve them. a.ii. The Supreme Court inhibited the act for many years due to misunderstandings about what a trust actually was. SATA sits dormant for about eight years a.iii. It’s not until Theodore Roosevelt comes to office that the act really starts to be enforced after his trust-busting exercises. a.iv. It was viewed as a protection for the consumer. Foundation for laws we have against monopolies today
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Populism - Rises in the 1880s as a result of increased destitution in West. a.i. Rooted in republicanism and procedurism. The latter means that the producer of a goods should benefit from them. This did not fit within the framework of industrialism. This was really a Jacksonian concept. a.ii. In the West, populism was a response to the closing of the frontier. Speculators had lured people to the trans-Mississippi West promising fortunes. However, what happened was a major drought that destroyed crops in Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. In addition, prices fell, railroad rates rose, and onerous mortgages came due. a.iii.
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