Americans had now acquired new opportunities and rights.They had legal equality, the rights to own property, get married to whom theydesired, attend schools, start professions, as well as the right to learn toread and write. With this opportunity, the blacks educated themselves and theirchildren. There were around 600,000 children and elderly students in thesouthern schools in 1877. Of course, at this time, the schools participated inracial segregation and the black schools generally received less funding. Thisdidn’t stop them though, many northern missionaries moved south to educate inthe black school and black churched raised money to pay for teachers. Alsoaround this time, the Fifteen Amendment offered an opportunity for suffragewhich allowed black men to organize politically and participate in statewidepolitical conventions.
In 1877, during the time Samuel Tilden and Rutherford Hayeswere running for office, there was the Compromise of 1877 which was passed witha heavy price. The democrats deserted Tilden in order to regain political rulein the south. The northern states started to focus their eyes on the expansionof the west and quietly gave up the fight for black racial equality in thesouth. Hayes withdrew federal troops from the south and the Republican-backedgovernments collapsed leading to the end of the Reconstruction. Over the next30 years, the civil rights promised to the blacks during the Reconstructioncrumbled under the southern rule. Yes, Marcus, the Ku Klux Klan were the movers and theshakers of the late 1800’s as they introduce most effective, but unethicaltactic to the socio-political scene that is the violence and fear.
Maskingtheir identities and wearing scary suits doubled the to be induced fear. Theywere punishing both the black who are seeking freedom and Republican party forsupporting the legitimate goal of the black. They put many bumps on the way ofthe Reconstruction process to halt and ultimately revocation of the process, and unfortunately they were able to achievegreat deal of success through controlling the election and therefore thepolitical decision.
All the best,Abeer. Thanks prof, I admit that I am not knowledgeable or smartenough to make a claim that the Reconstruction was a complete failure or aclear success, but according to wat I read that the reconstruction did notsucceed at least in its broad aims. The aim is to create a functioninginterracial democracy in the South.
The notion of equal civil and politicalrights in the society vanished because the social structure and power relationsin the south was not in agreement with it, so it didn’t work and those rightswere eventually taken away, after being violated for long time. But we cannotfrom the other hand ignore the fact that the Reconstruction had created awindow of opportunity in which many forms of progress took place, black wereable to create their own institutions, churches, schools, and families, andmany of them did acquire lands eventually, although, another failure for theReconstruction was that large majority of black were left in a status ofdependence, economic poverty and dependence on whites.I can say that the Reconstruction lays the groundwork formore struggle in the future to build on what has been realized, this why wehave later the civil right movements in the 1960s which I see some writers callit the second Reconstruction and it built upon the aspiration, the tactics, thelegal grounds of the first Reconstruction, but it took a full century for thecountry to again try to live up to those ideas.All the best,Abeer Essay Follow upfor Forum 7 The follow up forum is due Sunday but the initial post must becompleted first to gain credit for the follow up.–Specific directions areposted for this follow up, including for peer responses View Full Description Week 7 Forum Follow Up ActivityThis week we are looking at the Black Codes and other laws thatwere enacted after the Civil War to oppress and suppress African Americans andprevent equality for people of color. For the follow up. .
. .Review the website that explains the History of Racist Laws in America. Pick one law listed on the website “History of Racist Lawsin America” and summarize the law for your peers. Do not limit yourself toonly laws against African Americans..
.any law that goes against an American’sright for equality has a dramatic effect on the society as a whole.RULES-1.
You cannot pick the samelaw that someone else has already covered. So in the title of your post you need to list the law andthe year. IF laws are duplicated, the first student to cover that lawwill get the credit. Make sure you know which law was covered.2. Read two other peers lawsand comment on the law.3.
Slavery JapaneseInternment 1942any law that goes against an American’s right for equalityhas a dramatic effect on the society as a whole.The Japanese American encountered unfair racialdiscrimination by the United States government under the executive order 9066which forced them into prison camps during world war II. Out of fear they wouldcommit act of espionage and sabotage following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Dueto their irrational fear that the Japanese were spies and going to sabotagethem.
The executive order 9066 was created to make people feel safer in the Westcoast though they discriminated against the Japanese. The Japanese were forcedto live in certain areas of the cities and had curfews of which they were notsupposed to break. Many families had to sell their personal items and propertiesto make sure that they had money because they had no idea of what they wereabout to enter.
All Japanese in the West coast were affected, because they wereall forced into an overcrowded assembly camps and then into internment campsthat were much like prison camps.