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The occupation by Union troops in the former Confederate states led to the development of the Ku Klux Klan During the Reconstruction the process of rebuilding that followed the Civil War white supremacy reigned supreme in the Southern states Trelease xxviii However early Reconstruction legislation limited the amount of power that whites had over blacks politically and socially Implementations such as the Reconstruction Act of 1867 created a precedent that made blacks equal with whites giving them their civil rights as well Violence and uprisings caused President Grant to send in Union troops to put down the initial attacks and to sustain peace throughout the former Confederacy These troops though caused hatred to run through the minds of the citizens of the South and resulted in more violent attacks The troops with their presence in the South actually caused more harm than good Terrorist organizations the Ku Klux Klan being the most prominent and overpowering began forming and meeting under the cover of darkness With the withdrawal of the troops President Grant put the lives of black people in the South in certain jeopardy Violence immediately rose in the South and the Ku Klux Klan came into existence The Reconstruction period was deeply hurt by the overbearing presence of the Civil War The country in disarray needed to get back on track and began reconstructing itself A temporary settlement was reached during the war in order to create a better country and to get the US back on the right foot But as the war ended the Reconstruction settlement was still left unsettled The situation became even more strayed with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 15 1865 which then made Andrew Johnson Lincolns vice president the Commander-in-Chief Being from Tennessee and as well being a Democrat Johnson soon made it obvious that the Republican commitment to rebuilding the South and his commitment were completely different Johnson blamed the Confederate rebellion on
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