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reconstruction, area of economics, southern reaction

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1st Edition Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I. Emancipation Proclamation and results post-war Outline of Current Lecture II. Reconstruction III. Reactions in South against African American Political Power IV. Reconstruction Ended (Period of Violence) V. End of Civil War… Current Lecture I. Reconstruction  Rebuilding the US after the war  President Andrew Johnson took office after Abraham Lincoln o Based reconstruction idea that former Confederates would be re-established o Led to the creation of Black Codes (another name for basically slavery) o Wanted things back to how they were before the Civil War  Radical Republicans o Demanded civil rights for freedmen o Tried to pass a legislation to help the freed slaves but Abraham vetoed it o People who kept trying to fight President Andrew Johnson o Created Freeman’s Bureau = Help out and reconstruct the South o Southern State Legislatures started to create schools o Private organizations started to create higher education/universities  Fisk University  Howard University  Wilberforce: 1st institution of higher learning created by and AME church  Hirum Revels: 1st African American elected to Senate Mississippi II. Reactions in South against African American Political Power  Once Hirum left, there was no African American part of the political power and South took this to their advantage  Economic opportunity became very restricted  South failed to develop financially because it had relied strongly on slavery o Especially Mississippi  “White Supremacy” These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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