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        • The South, after the war and post-Reconstruction :
        • African American discrimination
        • Very few industry/cities and agriculture and railroads destroyed
        • Post-Reconstruction 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th Amendments
        • The “New South”:
        • Taxes- African Americans had to pay taxes on public places where they weren’t allowed
        • Farmer’s Alliance- banding together to lower train rates, make government regulate bank interest rates
        • More urbanization and railroads to connect cities to rural areas and North to South
        • Cotton still the “cash crop”, King Cotton
    • Thesis
      • The South and West from 1865-1900 were all about change and transformation by urbanizing, expanding, negotiating, and the clashing of various cultures; because of these changes the people of the south and west found ways to adapt to these variations in their everyday lives.
    • Ku Klux Klan & Jim Crow Laws
      • Ku Klux Klan:
      • began after the Civil War in the 1960s
      • secret organization of whites that showed violence and terror to intimidate African Americans
      • Jim Crow laws:
      • arrangement of laws and customs that were discriminatory towards African Americans from the end of the Civil War to the 1950s
      • would put down African Americans socially and disconnect them from white people
      • American Indians:
      • Forced onto reservation
      • Sand Creek Massacre
      • Sitting Bull
      • Battle of the Little Big Horn
      • The Red River War
      • The Ghost War at Wounded Knee
      White Settlers: Brought diseases that the Native Americans were not immune to Brought about the almost extinction of the buffalo Brought suppression and poverty to native Americans United States Indian Peace Commission
      • The government issued a policy that moved the Native Americans to reservations so the white settlers could take their land
      • Americans wanted a railroad that would travel across the continent
      • Gold and silver had been discovered in Indian Territory raising the worth of their land
      • Advances in transportation and communication just enforced their manifest destiny
      • Homestead Act : government made an act to ensure immigrants would come to America- offered farm plots of 160 acres in the West to anyone who would farm the land
        • Pushed out the Native Americans
      • Mining became popular
        • Vigilantes
        • Crews
      • Transcontinental Railroad
        • Ran from the East to the West
        • Recruits from China
      • Cowboy Era
        • Texas Longhorn Cattle
        • Cowboys would drive the cattle
        • Dangerous, cowboy culture
        • Barbed wire
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