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  • African American Population African Americans
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    The conclusion of the Civil War in favor of the north was supposed to mean an end to slavery and equal rights for the former slaves. Although laws and amendments were passed to uphold this assumption, the United States Government fell short. The thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments were proposed and passed within five years of the Civil Wars conclusion. These amendments were to create equality throughout the United States, especially in the south where slavery had been most abundant....
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  • Ku Klux Klan Civil Rights Act
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    Reconstruction was successful politically in its attempts to solve the problems of how to deal with the newly freed slaves and how to bring the seceded states back into the Union after the Civil War; however, many of these methods were unsuccessful or had no effect socially or economically. Some solutions determined by Reconstruction included: the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments; the Freedmen's Bureau; the Reconstruction Act of 1837, the Civil Rights Act, and the ...
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  • Separate But Equal 14 Th Amendment
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    After the Civil War and the emancipation proclamation by lincoln the slaves of america were free. This was a huge step in making our country truly free to all people. The reconstruction of the south did not however work out smoothly for the freed slaves. There were many road blocks along the way such as the "Black Codes", the Plessy vs. Ferguson case and the terror of the Ku Klux Klan. The 14 th amendment gave the freed slaves citizenship and some voting rights. From the reconstruction the 14 th...
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  • Jim Crow Laws Civil Rights Act
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    American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black, or African, and white, or Caucasian, races. There is a long history on what eventually b...
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  • Civil Rights Act Act Was Passed
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    Johnsons plan for reconstruction was called Presidential Reconstruction. In this plan he made it that the seven remaining states could be readmitted to the Union if they did several things. The seven states were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The guidelines that they must had to meet were to declare session illegal, swear allegiance to the union, and to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment, which would end slavery. All of the states except Texas qui...
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    The American Civil War is quite possibly the defining moment in American history. The experiment of democracy was put to the absolute test and the population responded accordingly. It is debatable whether or not this was a revolution. Scholars have wrestled with this issue for many years. A revolution is a change in power from the old order to a new order. A revolution must be both external and internal. This means that the underlying social situation must change as well as the obvious political...
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  • Jim Crow Laws Civil Rights Act
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    In the United States, true equality has never existed. From the Declaration of Independence to modern times, the U. S. legal system has failed in any attempt at equality. The ideology of "all [men] are equal but some [men] are more equal than others" has been present throughout the history of the U. S. (Orwell). Inequality has always existed in the United States legal system and continues to exist today; however, the inequality presently in the system is not as blatant as what it once was, but t...
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  • Black Status Post Civil War America
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    After the emancipation of slaves in 1862, the status of African-Americans in post civil war America up until the beginning of the twentieth century did not go through a great deal of change. Much legislation was passed to help blacks in this period. The Civil Rights act of 1875 prohibited segregation in public facilities and various government amendments gave African-Americans even more guaranteed rights. Even with this government legislation, the newly dubbed freedmen were still discriminated a...
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  • Fourteenth Amendment Racial Discrimination
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    Legal scholar Gene Healy has made a powerful argument in favor of abolishing the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. When a fair vote was taken on it in 1865, in the aftermath of the War for Southern Independence, it was rejected by the Southern states and all the border states. Failing to secure the necessary three-fourths of the states, the Republican party, which controlled Congress, passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867 which placed the entire South under military rule. The purpose ...
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  • Capitalism And African American History
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    ... ola collapsed. The Soweto uprising of 1976 signaled the beginning of broad-based black resistance. To survive in the changing political environment the NP government developed a series of new responses. The 1977 White Paper on Defense encapsulated the belief of the security establishment that the country faced a total onslaught on virtually every area of society. The Botha government, which came to power in 1978, broke with the past in openly seeking the support of the English-speaking capta...
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  • Second Class Citizens Civil Rights Movement
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    The key goals of Reconstruction were to readmit the South into the Union and to define the status of freedmen in American society. The Reconstruction era was marked by political, not violent, conflict. Some historical myths are that the South was victimized by Reconstruction, and that the various plans of Reconstruction were corrupt and unjust. Actually, the plans were quite lenient, enforcing military rule for only a short period of time, ignoring land reform, and granting pardons easily. The t...
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  • Civil Rights Bill Freed Slaves
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    After the American Civil War the Radical Republicans advocated the passing of the Civil Rights Bill, legislation that was designed to protect freed slaves from Southern Black Codes (laws that placed severe restrictions on freed slaves such as prohibiting their right to vote, forbidding them to sit on juries, limiting their right to testify against white men, carrying weapons in public places and working in certain occupations). In April 1866, President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Civil Rights Bill...
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  • Blacks And Whites Freedmen Bureau
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    Southern Reconstruction The end of the Civil War was a real milestone in the history of the United States. Its main value was that it put the end to the most disgraceful phenomenon in the history of the mankind, a phenomenon called slavery. The end of the Civil War liberated four million of Southern Americans from the slavery. At the same time the gloomy times of the slavery did not end all of a sudden. White Southerners were trying to control former slaves trying to work out new legal mechanism...
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  • Newly Freed White Southerners
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    After the Civil War ended in the 1860 s, Republicans in the north began reconstructing the union. The main goals for the north were to bring the southern confederate states back into the union and to somewhat punish them. Goals of the (white) southerners were to keep newly freed blacks from becoming equal with them, because the 13 th amendment had just been passed, putting an end to slavery. Finally, goals of the newly freed blacks were mainly focused on equality with white americans. Because of...
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  • Civil Rights Act Separate But Equal Doctrine
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    Post bellum Blues for Blacks Colored people, mainly blacks, have traveled a long and winding road to gain civil equality with whites. That road has been filled with bumps, ditches, hills, potholes, and all forms of harsh weather, but just as the song says, [They] shall carry on. Many white people consider themselves to be the master race, which causes the suffering of other races. The first fight that blacks had to endure was overcoming slavery. Slavery began during the colonization period of Am...
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  • Civil Rights Act United States Constitution
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    Yamina The Conditions of Freedmen and Freed Women During and After Reconstruction The period of rebuilding that followed the Civil War became known as Reconstruction. A major concern during Reconstruction was the condition of the approximately 4 million freedmen (freed slaves). Most of them had no homes, were desperately poor, and could not read and write. The word also refers to the process by which the Union restored relations with the Confederate states after their defeat. Reconstruction last...
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  • Ku Klux Klan York Franklin Watts
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    THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA AND THE BLACKS The twelve-year era after the Civil War was called the Reconstruction Period. Reconstruction was a federal policy established immediately after the South surrendered; it was an attempt to create a new Southern society and heal the terrible wounds between the North and South. The three main goals of the Reconstruction were to protect the rights of the freed slaves, rebuild the Souths devastated economy, and enforce the loyalty of the ex-confederates (Scholast...
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  • Jim Crow Laws 14 Th Amendment
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    The Reconstruction Era was a time when the Radical Republicans had control of the country. It began in 1865, just after the Civil War, and ended in 1877. The goals of Reconstruction were to bring the south back into the union and decide what to do to provide equality for all the freed slaves. Although all the southern states re-entered the union and the slaves gained some rights, the goals were not completely met and Reconstruction was a failure. Reconstruction seriously limited the rights that ...
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    The time following the Emancipation Proclamation was at first a time when the color line was blurred. Blacks and whites intermingled freely, more so then ever before, yet these interactions were not representative of the South accepting the freedman into society. The Black Codes were enacted so that the former enslaved was not treated as equals in social and political relations. During the Reconstruction the freedman was searching for the meaning of his freedom and the responsibility it brought....
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  • Civil Rights Act 15 Th Amendment
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    During the 12 year period after the Civil War (1865 - 1877) four main groups of people, Southern Whites, Recently Freed Blacks, Northern Democrats, and Northern Republicans, were all competing to rebuild the war ravaged South to their advantage or ideals, but it was the Southern Whites whose needs were most closely met. Because the freedmen were never given social equality, education, means of economic success, or full participation in government operations the plantation owners of the south wer...
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