Period 5: 1848-1877
Nicholas Mumford January 5, 2016
Events, Facts, & People
Ku Klux Klan- a group of racist, southern whites that terrorized African Americans by lynching, assaulting, and vandalizing.
- led to the enforcement acts
Jim Crow Laws- State and local laws segregating the blacks and lowering their ability to vote.
- ex. poll taxes & literacy tests
Draft Riots- A massive riot against the federal government due to the draft in New York. The draft, picked randomly, people to fight in the Civil War.
Thomas Nast- a cartoonist that drew cartoons of "Tweed", a corrupt political figure, demonstrating his illegal actions to control voting and steal money. Nast's portraying Tweed's real actions and crimes lead to his arrest and imprisonment.
Another cartoon by Nast showing how Tweed used his influence over police to steal money and harass individuals in NYC.
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A drawing of what the ku klux klan associates looked like and who the despised.
New York City draft riots
New York City in turmoil over the draft.
WOR- In the years of 1848-1877, America had gained thousands of acres of land west and started constructing railroads and factories to improve the economy. America was on its way to become one of the world's major power's, not only because of the healthy economy but also because of its growing Army and Navy abilities.