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How did southern states keep African-Americans from gaining political power?

The Southern states kept African Americans from gaining political power by denying them an education. They also passed laws to keep them down. They were not allowed to own property and most of them could not read or write.


What did stokely carmichael mean by the term black power?

African Americans should use economic and political power to gain equality. -NovaNET


What group did white southerners form to help them regain power over African Americans?

Following Reconstruction, there were three main organized groups among white southerners who did not believe in racial equality. The Redeemer political parties of 'Conservatives' or 'Democrats' sought to legally take control of state and local governments for pre-Civil War ruling social groups. They used first "Jim Crow" laws, then state Courts and Constitutional Conventions to remove the social, economic and political progress African-Americans had attained during Reconstruction. The Ku Klux Klan was dedicated to white supremacy over African-Americans. They used terror tactics including lynching to enforce a racial caste system. They were condemned by African-American writers such as Ida B. Wells. The White Leagues were short lived associations of political assassination in the late 1800s. They targeted Republicans, white and black, who were candidates, party organizers, and poll workers in an effort to remove effective political representation and advocacy for African-Americans in state and local government.


What did president Grant help pass to prevent southerners from using fear to shut African Americans of the political process?

President Grant helped pass the Enforcement Acts in 1870 and 1871 also known as the Ku Klux Klan Acts. These acts granted the federal government significant power to intervene in the South to protect African Americans from the violence and intimidation by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. The acts allowed the president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and use federal troops to combat the Klan and other such groups. They also allowed for the prosecution of those responsible for the violence and the punishment of those who denied African Americans their civil rights. In addition the acts allowed the federal government to register African American voters and authorized the use of federal marshals to protect African American voting rights.The Enforcement Acts were a major step towards protecting African Americans from the terror and intimidation of white supremacists in the South. They were seen as a major victory for African Americans and helped to restore their rights and freedoms.


How did the Great Migration affect the political power of African Americans in the north?

he Great Migration helped to establish the stepping stone for the African American industrial working class. It also paved the way for black political power as the more African Americans migrated, the more they became an acceptable group in society, even though discrimination was still prevalent in certain residential areas.

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How did radical white southerners oppose rights for african americans?

Radical white southerners did everything in their power to oppose rights for African Americans. Namely, the white southerners would African Americans to take tests and pay outrageous fees in order to vote.


How did southern states keep African-Americans from gaining political power?

The Southern states kept African Americans from gaining political power by denying them an education. They also passed laws to keep them down. They were not allowed to own property and most of them could not read or write.


Voting restrictions placed on African Americans in the south?

They did it in order to keep political power away from minoritys


What did stokely carmichael mean by the term black power?

African Americans should use economic and political power to gain equality. -NovaNET


What were four affects of the war on African Americans?

African Americans were granted the right to vote,but many of them were subdued to a sharecropper status, and as a result many of them migrated to the West and North. In addition, bulldozing in the Southern states after the war, limited the political power of the African Americans.


What did the African American leaders associate the republican party with?

In 1860 there were few African Americans who were leaders. It wasn't like it is today. They had no political power and couldn't vote.


What was the result of the popularity of the Populist Party among blacks in the South?

Southerners realized that blacks were a potent political force and that they would have to share power politically. It heightened fears of Southerners that blacks might gain political power.


How did the great migration affect the political power of African Americans in North?

he Great Migration helped to establish the stepping stone for the African American industrial working class. It also paved the way for black political power as the more African Americans migrated, the more they became an acceptable group in society, even though discrimination was still prevalent in certain residential areas.


What group did white southerners form to help them regain power over African Americans?

Following Reconstruction, there were three main organized groups among white southerners who did not believe in racial equality. The Redeemer political parties of 'Conservatives' or 'Democrats' sought to legally take control of state and local governments for pre-Civil War ruling social groups. They used first "Jim Crow" laws, then state Courts and Constitutional Conventions to remove the social, economic and political progress African-Americans had attained during Reconstruction. The Ku Klux Klan was dedicated to white supremacy over African-Americans. They used terror tactics including lynching to enforce a racial caste system. They were condemned by African-American writers such as Ida B. Wells. The White Leagues were short lived associations of political assassination in the late 1800s. They targeted Republicans, white and black, who were candidates, party organizers, and poll workers in an effort to remove effective political representation and advocacy for African-Americans in state and local government.


Why did southerners reject Sherman's plan to give land to former slaves?

Some southerners felt that confiscating property violated the constitution.


What did African American leaders associate the Republican party with Abraham Lincoln?

In 1860 there were few African Americans who were leaders. It wasn't like it is today. They had no political power and couldn't vote.


Thought they held some elective political offices following the civil war south most of the African Americans had no real power?

True