Class Notes

 During Reconstruction the thing that scared white southerners the most and pushed them towards secession happened anyway; the Republican Party got a foothold in the South. Districts with a White majority still voted Democrat, but with the army in the South protecting the Black vote, districts with Black majorities voted Republican, often times Black Republicans. With Republicans gaining some inroads in the South, some white voters began to join when they realized there was opportunity for political growth.

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