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The 15th amendment

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The 15th amendment

  1. 1. The 15th Amendment<br />How it was Bypassed by the Southern States in Order to Disenfranchise African-Americans<br />By: Tom Zagaja<br />
  2. 2. Compromise of 1877<br />
  3. 3. Democratic Demands<br />A backroom deal, informal, unwritten<br />Removal of all Federal Troops in South<br />Appointment of a Democrat in Cabinet<br />
  4. 4. More Democratic Demands<br />Construction of Transcontinental Railroad<br />Legislation to Industrialize South<br />Race Issue Left in Hands of States<br />
  5. 5. Legal Disenfranchisement<br />Literacy Tests<br />Grandfather Clauses<br />Poll Taxes<br />
  6. 6. Literacy Tests<br />Sample questions from a workbook that Citizenship School teachers used<br />
  7. 7. Effects<br />Blacks Expelled From Office<br />Fired From Jobs if You Try to Vote<br />
  8. 8. Reign of Terror<br />Ku Klux Klan<br />Lynching, Evicted, Beaten, Destroyed Businesses<br />Towns Wiped Out<br />
  9. 9. The End<br />

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