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08.06 Reconstruction—Reconstruction Chart
Type of Change Example of One Change Caused by the Civil War and Reconstruction Example of One Challenge to Change
Political: relating to the government or how a country, state, or local area is run"Political As a result of the 1876 election, the Compromise of 1877 was created in order for the southerners to accept Republican Ruther B. Hayes as president. With no protection from the troops many African Americans had to yet again face harsh treatment from the whites. Later the Jim Crow laws would be placed to separate them even more.

Economic: relating to how money, goods, and jobs are created, distributed, and used"Economic With all the former slaves freed. African Americans could choose whether or not they worked for a plantation/farm land owner. …show more content…
Which type of change—political, social, or economic—had the most impact on Southern life?

All types of changes had a great effect on southern life, but I would have to say that the most impactful was economically. Since the African Americans were free they could choose to continue, or not, working for their former owners. Since, most of them left to live else where or search for loved ones. Their former owner's were left with no workers to work their lands making their product income suffer greatly. If the land owners were lucky their former slaves would stay with them and work in exchange for land to farm.
2. Which type of change—political, social, or economic—faced the most challenges? Why were Southerners against this type of change?

The social change faced the most challenges because of the majority of southerners who still did not want to accept African Americans as free equals. Consequently, some southerners created groups solely to attack African Americans and spread their cause. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan would terrorize the free slaves. Not only were groups formed but, laws such as Jim Crow were created to separate them, starting a new form of

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