Reconstruction in the South Chapter 12 Section 2 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Title: Reconstruction in the South Chapter 12 Section 2


1
Reconstruction in the SouthChapter 12 Section 2
2
Objectives
  • Explain how Republicans gained control of
    southern state governments.
  • Discuss how freedmen adjusted to freedom and the
    Souths new economic system.
  • Summarize efforts to limit African Americans
    rights and the federal governments response.

3
African-American Activism
  • Many African- Americans registered to vote and
    began to lobby for equality.
  • Union Leagues were formed to build black churches
    and schools.

4
  • African-Americans began to participate in
    politics and served as delegates to all the state
    constitutional conventions.

5
Carpetbaggers
  • Northerners who travelled south to get involved
    in state conventions.

6
Scalawags
  • Southern whites who supported reconstruction.

7
Opportunities for Women
  • in medical facilities
  • in orphanages
  • in relief agencies
  • in the public school system

Single women carved out new roles for themselves.
8
Southern Problems
  • many illiterate southerners
  • poor quality medical care
  • poor quality housing
  • slower economic production than the North
  • limited protection for African Americans
  • racial violence
  • rampant corruption

9
Sharecropping
  • Many southerners lost their land because they
    couldnt pay their debts or taxes.
  • Sharecropping- farmers work a parcel of land in
    exchange for a portion of the profit

10
Benefits
  • Planters get their lands worked when they have no
    money to pay laborers.
  • Laborers had a place to live and lands to work
    without close supervision.

11
Drawbacks
  • Sharecroppers had to borrow heavily for supplies
  • Their debts would be added to their bills the
    following year.

12
Ku Klux Klan
  • Angry former confederates formed the KKK to
    prevent African Americans from voting.

13
Klan Attacks
  • Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest warned he
    was going to attack the Republican Party and
    their supporters.

14
Steps Against the Klan
  • Congress passed the Enforcement Acts, three acts
    designed to combat terrorism with military force.
View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Reconstruction in the South Chapter 12 Section 2

Description:

Reconstruction in the South Chapter 12 Section 2 African-American Activism Many African- Americans registered to vote and began to lobby for equality. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:91
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 15
Provided by: Wood191
Learn more at: http://www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Reconstruction in the South Chapter 12 Section 2


1
Reconstruction in the SouthChapter 12 Section 2
2
Objectives
  • Explain how Republicans gained control of
    southern state governments.
  • Discuss how freedmen adjusted to freedom and the
    Souths new economic system.
  • Summarize efforts to limit African Americans
    rights and the federal governments response.

3
African-American Activism
  • Many African- Americans registered to vote and
    began to lobby for equality.
  • Union Leagues were formed to build black churches
    and schools.

4
  • African-Americans began to participate in
    politics and served as delegates to all the state
    constitutional conventions.

5
Carpetbaggers
  • Northerners who travelled south to get involved
    in state conventions.

6
Scalawags
  • Southern whites who supported reconstruction.

7
Opportunities for Women
  • in medical facilities
  • in orphanages
  • in relief agencies
  • in the public school system

Single women carved out new roles for themselves.
8
Southern Problems
  • many illiterate southerners
  • poor quality medical care
  • poor quality housing
  • slower economic production than the North
  • limited protection for African Americans
  • racial violence
  • rampant corruption

9
Sharecropping
  • Many southerners lost their land because they
    couldnt pay their debts or taxes.
  • Sharecropping- farmers work a parcel of land in
    exchange for a portion of the profit

10
Benefits
  • Planters get their lands worked when they have no
    money to pay laborers.
  • Laborers had a place to live and lands to work
    without close supervision.

11
Drawbacks
  • Sharecroppers had to borrow heavily for supplies
  • Their debts would be added to their bills the
    following year.

12
Ku Klux Klan
  • Angry former confederates formed the KKK to
    prevent African Americans from voting.

13
Klan Attacks
  • Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest warned he
    was going to attack the Republican Party and
    their supporters.

14
Steps Against the Klan
  • Congress passed the Enforcement Acts, three acts
    designed to combat terrorism with military force.
About PowerShow.com