Consequences Of The Mississippi Plan

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When Congress passed Amendments XIII, XIV, and XV the plan was to legalize privileges granted to all parties in the reconstruction process, and to make known consequences if not followed. Unfortunately these precepts were not strictly enforced and the white south reverted to previous behaviors. Conveniently Mississippi devised their own plan to control the lives of the black populace. The Mississippi plan spells out the intentions of the white south to curb the influence of the black population. This plan was also accepted by South Carolina and Louisiana. One step the white south deemed important was to control the black vote. Violence, literary tests, property tests, primary elections, purges, former prisoners, and poll taxes were widely used to stop their vote. By legitimate pressures on black sharecroppers they were able to partially accomplish this goal. Their retaliations on the black populace were tremendous. Some Democrats even instigated riots at Republican rallies in order to reduce quantity of black residents. …show more content…

For this reason the white south continued their oppression of all blacks as the “inferior race.” They were very comfortable with the Mississippi Plan of 1875. Wars have been fought (and presently are) due to infringement on individual rights and privileges. Learned professors and politicians more versed than I have yet to glean a plan to prevent these atrocities. I must do my duty to support my government in political and civil rights as described in the US

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