The KKK was a group against equal rights throughout African Americans. Other groups supported the Reconstruction such as Freedmen, African Americans who were freed during the war, and Carpetbaggers, people who went south to help the reconstruction in the south. There was much tension in the Reconstruction. The north killed Reconstruction in the south because the government frauds took away all President
For instance, the Dred Scott decision was the cause of the Bleeding Kansas, however, Kansas became a bloody place. Furthermore, after the Kansas Nebraska Act was passed, wealthy people wanted to take advantage and build a transcontinental railroad that run through Kansas, However, in order to build the railroad they need slaves. The Supreme Court in case Dred Scoot v Sandford declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, letting others states in the west to be either a free state or a
He collected taxes without the consent of the estates general in order establish many things, fund a series of wars, build a bigger and stronger military and to build his palace, the Palace of Versailles, when it was built he insisted that the nobles spend more time there (Doc 2). This eventually led the nobles into debt because they spent most of their time and money at the Palace of Versailles. The nobles being in debt meant that they lost status and power, which ultimately fed the basis for the French Revolution. Document 3 states; “The aftermath of the revocation was disastrous for France. Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred.
Although the Radical Republicans tried to protect the rights of blacks, but the Reconstruction plans failed due to many reasons. For example due to “Sharecropping”: the white landowners attempted to force freed Blacks to sign contracts to work the fields. These contracts set terms that nearly bound the signer to permanent and unrestricted labor, which was slavery, but with different name (DOC 4). Also the “KKK” had a huge effect to end Reconstruction.As it was a whites organized secret societies to prevent blacks from
The Missouri Compromise was a significant turning point in United States history, it lead to many discussions on slaves civil rights, the Dred Scott decision, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In a sense, the Missouri Compromise impaired the unity of the United States and was the original fuel for the civil war. As states were expanding westward after the Louisiana Purchase, so was the debate of slavery. The North did not rely on slavery because it was unprofitable after the American Revolution. The South longed for slavery to be accepted into the constitution, as their cash crop economy thrived on the utilization of slaves.
This often led to a disputation. One example of this would be the Kansas Nebraska Act passed in 1854. The Kansas Nebraska Act was a bill passed in 1854 that mandated popular sovereignty (rule by the people). The act served to repeal Missouri Compromise of 1820, which outlawed slavery north of the 36°30’ parallel. Many people in the North, who considered the Missouri Compromise of 1820 to be a long standing binding agreement, were infuriated.
They even defended slavery by saying it was a “necessary evil” and that Christ himself gave sanction to slavery. They used their power in the Senate to prevent statehood from Maine which was trying to disjoint from Massachusetts. After years of debate, Henry Clay composed political agreements called the Missouri Compromise set to admit Maine (separating from Massachusetts) as a Free State in 1820 and Missouri as a Slave State in 1821. Also in the agreement accepted that slavery would be banned in future admissions to the Union above the Missouri Compromise line (N of latitude 36 30’) except Missouri. This compromise maintained a balance in the Senate between the North and South.
Stephen Douglas a former member of the Senate, drafted a new guide for a resolution which was in turned called the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Again, an attempt sent forth to eradicate the feud between north and south only let to more mishap. The Kansas- Nebraska Act caused a heap of dismay within the land. The Act led to a tragedy referred to as Bleeding Kansas, which was a period of violence during the settling of Kansas territory. The Act overturned the Missouri Compromise’s use of latitude as the boundary between slave and free territory and instead, relied on the principle of popular sovereignty, declared that the residents would determine whether the area became a free state or a slave
Legal action had already taken place as well, earlier that same decade. The Missouri Compromise Legally separated the the Northern states and the Southern States in 1820. Sectionalism had divided them due to economically differences, they could not decide as a country on how to deal with freedom and slavery, instead they drew a line down the damn country
This reorganization of the government also includes the rise of new political parties (LEP). The 1850s crisis only expanded the amount of pressure. Bills like, the Kansas-Nebraska that allowed settlers of that territory vote whether or not they would allow slavery in the state, pitted Northerners against the Southerners. Additionally, events like the “Bleeding Kansas”, the caning of Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks, the Pottawatomie Massacre, the Lecompton Constitution, Dred Scott Decision, and the Harper 's Ferry Attacks, led to major conflicts against the two parties (LEP). This government disorder played a significant role in leading America into Civil
This established a base that made “…it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, but there was a national backlash…[which] led to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the Civil Rights Act in 1883.” Because of the nullification, throughout the years to come blacks were being torn down and positions that they acquired before were being taken from them. In the year of 1901 a colored representative who was in Congress was fired. It’s not till 30 years later when “a black person could gain a seat in the House or Senate.” Many of what was going on was because of the South being so involved with slaves they didn 't want those rights and beliefs taken from them. Also, many didn 't want black people to have the same rights as
Southerners—Democrats and Whigs alike—jumped at the opportunity to open Northern territories to slavery, but Northerners recoiled, outraged that the Missouri Compromise had been violated. Riots and protests against the Kansas-Nebraska Act erupted in Northern cities. What Douglas had failed to realize was that most Northerners regarded the Missouri Compromise to be almost sacred. The publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the brutal enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act had by this time awakened hundreds of thousands in the North to the horrors of slavery. Even those who benefited from Southern slavery, such as textile manufacturers, did not wish to see slavery expand further west or north.
Poll taxes targeted the poor especially African Americans in the way of ineligibility to vote. At one point they were declared constitutional to the Supreme Court but brought much attention on the subject. But through hard work of many people thought the United States especially Governor Price of Virginia; men and women alike were able to convince the government of the poll taxed correction. This led to its demise in 1964 after the passing of the twenty-fourth amendment. Thus leading to future laws and rights being passed benefitting the voting system of all
P.6 Compromises seemed to be working in 1820 as a solution to political issues that America agreed to disagreed on. As seen in the Missouri Compromise, where Henry Clay made slaves free in twelve states and not free in the other twelve; in order to keep everything balanced. But between the period of 1820 to 1860, compromising took a shift and no longer seemed to be the solution. Compromises worked with Henry Clay in the Missouri compromise in 1820 but by 1860 due to a series of geographic, political, and social changes compromises were impossible. Geographically the United States was divided with the North being against slavery and the South supporting slavery.