The invisible empire burned black owned buildings and flogged and murdered

The invisible empire burned black owned buildings and

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The invisible empire burned black-owned buildings and flogged and murdered freedmen to keep them from exercising their voting rights Congress passed the Force Acts of 1870 and 1871 which stopped Ku Klux Klan o The Amnesty Act of 1872 Removed the last of the restrictions on ex-confederates, except for the top leaders Allowed southern conservatives to vote for democrats to retake control of state government o The Election of 1876 Federal troops had been withdrawn from all but three southern states South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana Democrats return to power in all ex-Confederate states except these Republicans picked Rutherford B. Hayes The Democrats chose Samuel J. Tilden Tilden lost by only one electoral vote o The Compromise of 1877 Leaders of the two parties worked out on informal deal Democrats would allow Hayes to become president in return he would Immediately end federal support for the Republicans in the South Support the building of a Southern transcontinental railroad Hayes fulfilled his promises in the Compromise of 1877 The Supreme Court struck down one Reconstruction law at a time that protected blacks from discrimination
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  • Emancipation Proclamation, Southern United States, Ulysses S. Grant, Reconstruction era of the United States, Andrew Johnson,  Congress

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