How Did African Americans Support Reconstruction Dbq

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In the 1870s fights broke out, people were murdered, and the country was in chaos. It left us wondering who's to blame for the end of Reconstruction? After the Civil war slaves became freedmen but they didn’t have rights. An era called Reconstruction by historians began. Some people supported it. Carpetbaggers were northerners that went South to help Reconstruction efforts and freedmen. The Scalawags were Southern whites who supported Reconstruction. Radical Republicans were congressmen that supported African-American citizenship and punishment for former confederates. The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) didn't like the former slaves freedom or Reconstruction.The North put the army in the South to hold elections for new state governments and protect the freedmen. It seemed for a while that equal rights for the African-Americans would soon be granted. The thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were made. But then the South began…show more content…
their point is valid they gave them rights and protection then they removed protection they became racist and wanted them out of the government. (Doc D Paragraph One) The Northern Neglect got tired of the freedmen's problems and the ‘carpet-bag government’. They north shifted their attention and their opinion was against Reconstruction policies. (Doc C Paragraph One) They changed their minds and decided they didn't want equal rights after all. “Northern voters grew indifferent to events in the SOuth.” (Doc C Paragraph One) Like I said their points are valid but as the South was active and violent the north published a few articles and ignored. If somebody is to blame for the end of Reconstruction its is the South and their violent ways of rebelling. The Southern Resistance killed Reconstruction because of the KKK's actions and resistance against assistance from the North. Both sides of this argument are to blame but the Southern Resistance is more at fault for ending
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