As a result of democratic hostility and the Republican Party's support of Black suffrage, freedmen greatly supported the Republican Party. As a result of the failure of Johnson's Reconstruction, Congress proposed its own plan. The 14th amendment was one of the many things implemented under this plan. Among other things, this amendment forbade ex-Confederate leaders from holding political office, and gave freedmen their citizenship. The Southern rejection of this amendment, largely as a result of the actions of their former Confederate leaders then in state office, paved the way for the Reconstruction Act of 1867.
In conclusion, the union, a group of twenty three states, mainly wanted the abolishment of slavery and retain the Confederate states from taking control of the nation. If slavery were abolished then that would upset the economy of the south ultimately defeating it. The confederate was fighting for states rights to govern themselves and was not worried about the repercussions on a national wide level.
It created a political situation tantamount to slavery and it also placed the same southerners in political power who had power before the war (6)! Radical Republicans attempted to developed political equality for freedmen by the passage of Reconstruction Amendments: 13th- ended slavery, 14th gave equal protection under the law and 15th gave blacks right to vote. Unfortunately South, where most slaves were located, refused to ratify 14th amendment, altogether it was passed after the first Reconstruction Act as states were mandated to ratify it in order to be readmitted to the Union. At the end of the Reconstruction blacks still suffered from the political inequality in one way or the
Republicans realized their goals were seated in the 14th amendment. If blacks could vote and if southern states were punished through decreased representation in the federal government, Republicans could maintain political power. It appears that Republicans were wary of state rule and favored Congress’ right to control representation. This would definitely serve as a way to monitor various southern states. Federal support and protection of black rights worked o... ... middle of paper ... ...ut government spending and eliminate what they consider wastes federal money.
The biggest supporters of an extreme Reconstruction process were the Radicals. Many of them argued that the confederate states had lost their constitutional identity; however the Republicans would only go so far as to say that by seceding the southerners had forfeited their rights. They were to be kept out of the Union until they had demonstrated a proper spirit of repentance. Radicals convinced enough moderate Republicans of this that Congress passed the Wade-Davis bill, which postponed Reconstruction until a majority of a state’s white males (not just 10%) took an oath of loyalty.
The severity of the situation synergized with Confederate hate established the grounds in which the efforts of Reconstruction ultimately failed. After the American Civil War in an attempt to readmit Confederate States to the Union, Congress allowed the states to rejoin under the nonnegotiable term that each state must ratify the Fourteenth Amendment which "forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”" (OI) In addition to this, southern Democrats "gained strength when Congress finally removed the political disabilities from most of the prewar leadership" (Doc 3) combined with the passing of the Amnesty act restored democratic power in government and began the resuppression of African American rights. (Doc 3.... ... middle of paper ... ... of Union soldiers from former Confederate States. (Doc 8) This would be known as the Compromise of 1877. (OI) This historic event concluded the government's efforts for reconstruction in the south which as a whole had ultimately failed.
There has always been racial profiling in our history. The problem here is that at some point the ones who are oppressed and discriminated sooner o later will claim why they are treated unequally. There are many examples around the world, but one only has to take a look at how the American society has been designed to realize the great difference between individuals. It was even normal and acceptable to see these differences during the creation of this nation because the ones who supposedly had the power and knowledge of conquering made sure to create a huge division between leaders and subordinates. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, Racial Profiling refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, social economic class, sexual orientation, and so on.
Radicals believed that blacks were entitled to the same political rights and opportunities as whites, fully dedicated to achieving equal treatment and enfranchisement of freed blacks. Radical Republicans, like abolitionists, opposed the Fugitive Slave Act and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Following the elections of 1860, Radical Republicans began to develop a strong, powerful force in Congress, some becoming chairmen of important committees. In the ... ... middle of paper ... ...avorable cause, and many Radicals began to lose their seats in Congress. The Radical Republicans, those who remained in Congress, urged President Ulysses S. Grant to take action against the newly formed Ku Klux Klan, who killed blacks, whites, and immigrants.
Racial Discrimination Against Non-whites During the time of War World II, many group of nonwhite race faced unfairness in the United States. Among all the minorities that were being discriminated against, the two most well known races were the African American and the Japanese American. They were treated unfairly due to their color and culture. Even though they are two totally distinct groups with different customs and backgrounds, they felt similar the way they were being treated. Both group were denied of their right as U.S. citizen.
Racism and the Ku Klux Klan Since the early development of society in the United States, racism has always been a divisive issue faced by communities on a political level. Our country was built from the immigration of people from an international array of backgrounds. However, multitudes of white supremacists blame their personal as well as economic misfortunes on an abundance of ethnic groups. African-Americans, Jews and Catholics are only some of the of groups tormented by these white supremacists. As the amount of ethnic diversity gradually increased in the political systems of Louisiana and the United States, organizations rapidly formed to challenge the new ethnic variation in government.