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Describe the Antebellum Period..
Gang labor in which large groups of slaves worked under harsh conditions and constant supervision of white overseers.
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What is Sharecropping?
African American families working on small plots of land in exchange of a small portion of the crop they worked for.
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In 1866, what Civil Rights Act was passed?
- The fourteenth amendment.
- What year was this passed?
What was the fourteenth amendment?
This amendment promised full citizenship rights to former slaves.
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What was the direct result of the 14th Amendment being passed among former slaves?
Former slaves began to press for better working contracts, working conditions, wages, and more independence.
What was the southern white response to blacks wanting more independence? What year was this?
In 1868, the Ku Klux Klan became devoted to intimidating, terrorizing, and murdering blacks and republican allies with chains, whips, guns, etc. They wanted to silence political activists, voters, and supporters. They wanted to keep freed slaves from leaving plantations and from pressing for better wages
What was the Emancipation Proclamation? What year?
1862, It freed the slaves across the south
What controversial order did General Sherman issue in 1865, and what did it entail?
Special Field Order 15. Each family received 40 acres of land and a mule to live with and keep them from being so poverty stricken.
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