Compromise of 1877 agreement between southern

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Compromise of 1877 Agreement between southern democrats and northern republicans that ended the reconstruction by electing President Hayes in return for the withdrawal of troops from the south. This represents a new alliance between the northerners and southerners at the expense of the Blacks and the ideal of equality for all. 15 th Amendment Constitutional amendment ratified in 1870 which forbade states to deny the right to vote to any male because of race, color, or previous servitude. This happened because republicans feared the democrats having a majority vote without the blacks ability to vote. Southern democrats still disfranchised blacks Carpetbaggers Northerners who moved south after the war for idealistic and materialistic purposes and who were so name by southerners to discredit them. The became in control of some southern states and governments and were accused of corruption because there were blacks in the government. Rural Myth The idea that the farmer and farm life symbolized the essence of America, that farmers were independent, self-sufficient, and non-materialistic, and that farm life was pleasant, peaceful and satisfying Dept peonage
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A perpetual indebtedness tying the debtor to the land with resulted from tenant farmers buying supplies on credit based on future crops. This created an economic basis for segregation and second class citizenship of the blacks in the south.
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