Who Killed Reconstruction Dbq Analysis

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Reconstruction DBQ Have you ever wondered who killed Reconstruction? Reconstruction was a point in time after the Civil War wanting to rebuild the United States. The division between the North and the South was because the North wanted all slaves to be free, on the other hand the South didn’t want slaves to be free the South wanted the slaves to be limited on what they can do. I think the South killed Reconstruction because of the KKK and the disagreement on equal rights. The KKK helped the South kill Reconstruction because the killed a Republican State Senator for supporting Reconstruction policies. “ It is my mournful duty to inform you that our friend John W. Stephens, State Senator from Caswell, is dead. He was foully murdered by the Klu-Klux in the Grand Jury room of the …show more content…

“ On the 29th of October 1869, [the Klansmen] broke my door open, took me to the woods and whipped me three hours or more and left me for dead.” “ About two days before they whipped me they offered me $5,000 to go with them and said they would pay me $2,500 in cash if I would let another man go to the legislature in my place.”. The KKK tried to silence a former slave who ended up becoming a Georgia State Legislature to drain the support of Reconstruction policies and to attack the empowerment of the African-American community he represented. As political violence was still a thing in the South the North started to become weary of fighting for equal rights. “ many Northern voters shifted their attention to such national concerns as the Panic of 1873 and corruption in Grant’s administration… Although political violence continued in the South… the tide of public opinion in the North began to turn against Reconstruction policies.”. Because of the economic depression of 1873 and corruption in the Grant Administration, Reconstruction policies became less

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