Flashcards in End of Recoconstruction Deck (10):
Impeachment of Johnson
House accused Johnson of breaking the tenure of office act and he was then impeached and put on trial. He was acquitted by one vote. He was technically let of because he didn't nominate Stanton, lincoln did, and he was allowed to fire statnton
Election of 1868
The Republican Party is still going strong and grant is able to win through the use of freedman votes in the election. Once he is in office, his presidency is marked by corruption causing the Republican Party to weaken over time
In order to make sure blacks could continue to vote in the south and be able to vote in other states as well, the radical republicans created the 15th amendment. It said that u can be denied your vote based on your race, color, or previous conditions of servitude.
This made sure all black men could vote in the future
Hiram rhodes revel
First black US senator
Southerners charged a tax in order to vote. The tax was usually very high and kept many poor whites and blacks from voting.
In order to vote, southerners had to pass a literacy test to prove they could read. White southerners determined if the test was passed or not
What did grant do to stop the kkk
2. Took away consitutional rights of KKK
Compromise of 1877
In order to keep the presidency, republicans created a compromise with the democrats in congress. •all federal troops were removed from the south•federal government would help the south build railroads to connect the south to the west coast•federal government would provide funds for improvement projects in south•Haynes would appoint a democrat to his cabinet•democrats would respect rights of blacks
They were democrats elected after the compromise if 1877. This phrase meant that these office holders would return the south back to what it was