Who Killed Reconstruction Dbq

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Reconstruction began in 1865 and ended in 1877. Reconstruction is known as the rebuilding of the U.S. following the Civil War where they would allow southern's back into the union.The military then organized for new elections, which were three groups and they were; freedmen, carpetbaggers, and scalawags. They all worked together to plan new state governments. Reconstruction died because of two main causes, the south tried to stop it and the north gave in. After the Civil War, Rutherford B. Hayes was president and he promised to remove the last federal soldiers from the south. This act lead to the KKK (Ku-Klux-Klan) outbreak of violence. In Document B, Colby,a former slave who was elected to the Georgia State Legislature during Reconstruction, was kidnapped and whipped for three hours or more and left him for dead. This states that the South killed Reconstruction because of the outbreak of the KKK. Another piece of evidence is in Document A, Tourgee, served as a judge during Reconstruction and wrote this letter to the Northern Carolina Republican Senator, Joseph Carter Abbott. He informs him that their friend John W. Stephens, state senator from casswell, is dead. He was foully murdered by the Ku-Klux-Klan in the Grand Jury room of the Courthouse, he was stabbed five or six times, and then hanged on a hook in the Grand Jury room. This also …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Describes reconstruction as the rebuilding of the u.s. following the civil war where they allowed southern's back into the union.
  • Explains that the south killed reconstruction because of the kkk outbreak of violence.
  • Explains that carpetbaggers were recent arrivals from the north who supported african americans. they provided aid for emancipated africans by the founding of black churches, public schools, and universities.
  • Opines that the south killed reconstruction because they tried to stop it and the north gave in. the ku- klux-klan violently killed african americans and people who supported them.

There was a new Military Reconstruction Act that was passed to make sure African Americans new rights were protected. The carpetbaggers provided aid for emancipated African Americans. In the article “ North or South: Who Killed Reconstruction?” it shows how the carpetbaggers supported emancipated African Americans by the founding of Black Churches, Public schools, and Universities were built for black children. In this case, the northern states tried to help the southern states to keep reconstruction but the KKK took hands in their own

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