Chapter 3 Section 3- The South During Reconstruction
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Chapter 3 Section 3- The South During Reconstruction. During Reconstruction, Republicans dominated Southern politics. Support for the Republican Party came from African Americans.

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Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

Chapter 3 Section 3- The South During Reconstruction


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

During Reconstruction, Republicans dominated Southern politics.Support for the Republican Party came from African Americans.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

African Americans played an important role in Reconstruction politics, both as voters and as elected officials. In some states they contributed heavily to Republican victories.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

At the national level, 16 African Americans served in the House of Representatives and 2 in the Senate between 1869 and 1880.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

Most Southern whites opposed efforts to expand African Americans’ rights. Life soon became difficult for African Americans.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

Secret societies, such as the Ku Klux Klan, used fear and violence to deny rights to freed men and women. Wearing white sheets and hoods, Klan members killed thousands of African Americans.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

The KKK burned African American homes, schools, and churches.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

The Freedmen’s Bureau helped spread education- this was one of their main purposes.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

Generally African American and white students attended different schools- segregation


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

Along with education, most freed people wanted land


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

The most common form of farm work for freed people was sharecropping. In this system, a landowner rented a plot of land to a sharecropper, along with a crude shack, some seeds and tools, and perhaps a mule. In return, sharecroppers shared a percentage of their crops.


Chapter 3 section 3 the south during reconstruction

After paying the landowners, sharecroppers often had little left to sell.

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