The changing position of AAs and the responses of the white south 62 remained a

The changing position of aas and the responses of the

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The changing position of AA’s and the responses of the white south (62)-remained a huge difference between the theory of equality and its practice-ex-slaves entered the post-war era with economic disadvantageNo landLack of educationLack of investmentPovertyRacism-most AA’s in the south practiced sharecroppingUnrelenting labor with little rewardTenant farmer uses land to farm in return for a portion of the crop produced on that land-white southerners asserted their political and social dominance -created secret societies that attacked AA’sKu Klux Klan (preferred beatings and lynching)White league
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Reconstruction failed to bring AA’s on equal terms with whitesRacial segregation aroseJim Crow laws persisted (separate schools, fountains, toilets, allocated areas of transportation, etc.) Colfax massacre of 1873 (62) *Note-Colfax, Louisiana, white men armed-opened fired on a crowd of black and white men-killed majority of black (60-100 men)-leaders of massacre were arrested-later was released, law they had broken was marked unconstitutional by Supreme CourtEconomic and political changes (63-64)-politics became national-power of federal government had grown-growing sense of American nationalism-states rights and identity remained powerful-USA began developing its industrial powerIn summary, the Reconstruction era…Failed to bring social justice to former slavesRestoration of unionEnabled United States as a whole to move forward
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