#14 HIS105 ASSIGNMENT 1 - Two aspects of the post-Reconstruction political and social climate that left former slaves and other groups vulnerable to

#14 HIS105 ASSIGNMENT 1 - Two aspects of the...

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Two aspects of the post-Reconstruction political and social climate that left former slaves and other groups vulnerable to discrimination and second class citizenship includes denying women their right to vote and the Compromise of 1877. The Fourteenth Amendment introduced the word “male” into the Constitution for the first time, and the Fifteenth Amendment ratified the notion that voting rights were solely intended for men (Schultz, 2014). Many women, who often supported the fight for black civil rights, felt betrayed by their exclusion from the amendment and fought back. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Olympia Brown pushed for a constitutional guarantee of women’s suffrage. The women held meetings, conventions, and utilized journals such as The Agitator. Unfortunately their efforts were not victorious. Republicans did not support their cause lest the Republican Party would lose support in both the South and the North.

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