A Republican victory of 30,000 votes in 1874 was reversed to a Democratic victory of over 30,000 in 1875. 5 counties with large black majorities, each of which had thousands of Republican votes in 1874 had the following Republican vote totals in 1875: 12,7,4,2, and 0!
Closing Question Please respond in your journal to the following closing question: If you were Grant would you have sent troops to Mississippi?
"A revolution has taken place, by force of arms; and a race are disfranchised. They are to be returned to a condition of serfdom, an era of second slavery." Mississippi Governor Adebert Ames
Homework Reading pages 423-429 in text book. Reading Focus Question, “Why do you think Reconstruction came to an end?”
U.S. History Bell Ringer What do you feel is the most fundamental rights you have as a citizen?
U.S. History Journal Please respond in your journal to the following question: Do you think the Republicans were correct to remove the troops and end Reconstruction? Why?
Closing Question Please respond in your journal to the following closing question: What do you feel was the most important factor in limiting the opportunities of African Americans after Reconstruction?