History 122 Essay 1.docx - Kendrick 1 Kayla Kendrick Professor Ambler History 122 May 31st 2020 Essay 1 Lincoln\u2019s assassination advances Andrew

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Kendrick 1 Kayla Kendrick Professor Ambler History 122 May 31 st 2020 Essay 1 Lincoln’s assassination advances Andrew Johnson into presidency, who also disagrees with the Radical Republicans. Johnsons’s quick and lenient restoration of the Union creates conflict with Congress. Freed people celebrate and begin searching for all things denied to them but are still surrounded with prejudices. In March of 1865 Freedmen’s bureu is created to help the transition from slavery to freedom. The efforts of white, southern “redeemers” to roll back the gains of Reconstruction for African Americans begins with the need to find gaps and ways around Radical Republican rule. These loopholes ultimately play a part in the demise of Reconstruction. Southern States begin to create state laws called black codes or Discriminatory laws. The 14th amendment is created in combat to these codes to give African Americans citizenship. The redeemers are enraged at these changes causing a chain of vicious reactions. The Crop-Lien System is created and provides a credit often with a high interest rate to farmers. In return the debt is paid with a portion of future harvest. Sharecropping is a system where leased land is paid with a portion of harvest to their landlord. This consistent debt makes economic independence almost impossible for freed people. The Klu Klux Klan is used as a military wing and means of control in the South. With the fail of Reconstruction “The Solid South” celebrates. efforts of white southern “redeemers” to roll back the gains of Reconstruction for African American's.

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