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Ulysses S. Grant • Elected President in 1868 as a Republican • Victory made possible by African American votes
Ulysses S. Grant • 15th Amendment passed to ensure that voting rights not be denied because of race
Blacks take political office in South • Blanche Bruce • First black senator from the state of Mississippi
Southerners curtail civil rights • Ku Klux Klan • Terrorist group that intimidated African Americans from exercising their rights
Southerners curtail civil rights • Black Codes • laws that restricted the political and economic activities of African Americans.
Sharecropping • Former slaves farmed someone else’s land and paid the landowner at least one third of the crop.
Sharecropping • Plantation owners discovered sharecropping was cheaper for them than slavery
Tenant Farmers • Former Slaves who used cash to rent farms on plantations
Election of 1872 • Radical Republicans began to lose power and control of Congress.
Election of 1876 • Republican Rutherford B Haynes lost the popular vote to Samuel Tilden • Electoral College vote was in dispute
Compromise of 1877 • Southern Democrats promised to give Haynes their electoral votes if he removed the military from the South • Haynes agreed and removed all federal troops when he took over as President
Compromise of 1877 • Southern Democrats take over the South • Southern Democrats begin return to national power. • Reconstruction is over. • The door is open to the “Jim Crow Era”.