Many southern republican voters denied suffrage ii

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-- Many southern Republican voters denied suffrage. ii. Full suffrage for blacks not realized until 1965. 6. Civil Rights Act of 1875a. Crime for any individual to deny full & equal use of public conveyances and public places e.g. hotels, trains, railroads, theaters, and restaurants. b. Prohibited discrimination in jury selection c. Shortcoming: Lacked a strong enforcement mechanism d. Dismayed northerners didn’t attempt another civil rights act for 90 years!
7. The end of reconstruction a. By 1870, all former Confederate states had reorganized their state govt’s and reintegrated into the Union, having adopted the 14th and 15th Amendments.
8. Military Reconstruction resulted in a significant decline in presidential power.
governors during the period coined by white southerners as "black reconstruction." 3. Yet, many black representatives served with distinction; some well-educated. -- Two black senators from MI: Hiram R. Revelsand Blanche K. Bruce. C. Corruption in state legislatures 1. "Scalawags"(term coined by white Southern Democrats) a. Southern men, formerly Unionists and Whigs, who supported Reconstruction. b. Hated by former Confederates who exaggerated their corruption and plundering of Southern treasuries through their political influence. 2. "Carpetbaggers"a. Mainly Northern Republicans who allegedly packed all their possessions into a single carpet-bag suitcase and came to the South to seek their fortune.

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