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Unformatted text preview: NCSU) b.iii. 1862 Homestead Act 168 acres to Americans who will go West; this opens up the West c. Effects of Southern Loss c.i. Destruction of slavery (main property) c.ii. End of yeoman farming (independent and subsistence farming) 3. Freedmen a. Freed slaves under the 14 th amendment, causing drastic changes in lifestyles and beliefs of everyone Reconstruction (bringing states back into the Union): 1. Presidential reconstruction a. Military occupation under Lincoln b. Andrew Johnson wanted to be lenient on South 2. Congressional reconstruction a. Accepting 13 th (destroyed slavery), 14 th (declares blacks can vote), and 15 th (right to vote reinforced) amendments b. 1866 Civil Rights Act Congress may send in troops to uphold the Amendments 3. End of reconstruction a. 1877 no more federal troops there so white supremacists take over...
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