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  1. 7. Reconstruction-1865-1877 <ul><li>The period of time after the Civil War in which the South had to be rebuilt and reorganized and brought back into the Union </li></ul><ul><li>President’s Lincoln and Johnson wanted to be easy on the South </li></ul><ul><li>That changed in the 1866 Congressional election </li></ul>
  2. 8. Republican Radical Reconstruction <ul><li>Rebuilt south socially, politically and physically </li></ul><ul><li>Split South into five military district controlled by US Army </li></ul><ul><li>13 th , 14 th and 15 th Amendments passed </li></ul><ul><li>Freedmen’s Bureau set up to help former slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Southern governments taken over by “carpetbaggers” and “scalawags” </li></ul><ul><li>These governments set up schools, raised taxes, built railroads, helped ex-slaves, industrialized the South </li></ul><ul><li>Governments were accused of widespread corruption by southerners </li></ul>
  3. 10. “The Corrupt Bargain” <ul><li>Reconstruction ended in 1877 with the Compromise of 1877 </li></ul><ul><li>The South and Democrats in general accepted the controversial results of the 1876 Presidential election which gave Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency over Samuel Tilden </li></ul><ul><li>The republican in turn agreed to pull troops out of the South and end Reconstruction </li></ul>
  4. 11. Tilden vs Hayes
  5. 12. Effects of Reconstruction? <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><li>Established the “Solid South” until 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>After the North left, the “Redeemers” took over Southern governments and established white, racist governments </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Jim Crow laws and segregation </li></ul>

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