After 1867, an increasing number of southern whites turned to violence in response to the revolutionary changes of Radical Reconstruction. The and other white supremacist organizations targeted local Republican leaders, white and black, and other African Americans who challenged white authority. Though federal legislation passed during the administration of President in 1871 took aim at the Klan and others who attempted to interfere with black suffrage and other political rights, white supremacy gradually reasserted its hold on the South after the early 1870s as support for Reconstruction waned. Racism was still a potent force in both South and North, and Republicans became more conservative and less egalitarian as the decade continued. In 1874–after an economic depression plunged much of the South into poverty–the Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives for the first time since the Civil War.
e. The teacher leads a discussion about the difficulties and successes in reconstructing the design. The students are led into a discussion of how they felt when their designs were destroyed. This should lead into more discussion of the destruction and reconstruction of the South after the Civil War.
Essay on reconstruction after civil war
After the Civil War and the failure of Reconstruction, Mississippi and the other Southern states were allowed to establish Black Codes which restricted the freedoms and liberties of African-Americans in the South....