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The Republicans in Washington heard the message and began scaling back their support for any further advances in Reconstruction. Despite these reservations, Republicans in 1867 believed that they had taken important steps toward a newer and more just society. ” But the struggle over black rights that had begun during the Civil War was far from over. The battle shifted from the halls of Congress back to the South. There, in the decade that followed the war, blacks pursued their dreams of political equality and economic opportunity.

Founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest in Tennessee, the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to maintaining white supremacy. The Klan dressed in costumes designed to overawe the former slaves, hiding behind their anonymity to avoid retaliation. It became in effect a military wing of the Democratic Party, devoting much of its energy to warning and killing white and black men who dared associate with the Republicans or supported black rights. Johnson toured the country in the fall of 1866 to denounce Republicans and their policy.

In fact, controlling the use of alcohol has been one of the most persistent sources of social contention in the nation’s history. marching in the streets to demand that saloons and liquor dealers close down and urging drunkards to reform. Middle-class women prayed in front of bars and smashed barrels of liquor to emphasize their determination. Men joined the temperance movement, too, but it was the fervor of women that gave the anti-alcohol crusade new energy. “The women are in desperate earnest,” said a Missouri resident who witnessed one of these campaigns.

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