Political, Economic and Social Effects of Reconstruction

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Political Effects of Reconstruction
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Martial law – the military polices the state under Governor Edwards
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Constitution of 1876 – written at the end of Reconstruction; this is the constitution Texas still follows today
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Indian wars – the government removes Native Americans from the frontier.
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Passage of the Reconstruction Amendments
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13th Amendment – ended slavery
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14th Amendment – citizenship given to African Americans
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15th Amendment – suffrage given to all males
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Economic Effects of Reconstruction
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Growth of tenant farming and sharecropping
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Expansion of railroad
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Cattle industry booms
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Social Effects of Reconstruction
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Concern over future of freedmen
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Juneteenth – June 19, 1865 – Emancipation Day in Texas (African-Americans learn they are free)
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Freedmen’s Bureau established
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Black Codes (state laws that limited rights of African Americans
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Ku Klux Klan (terrorized African American voters and kept them away from the polls)

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