AP U.S. History 4.1 Period 5: 1848-1877

AP U.S. History 4.1 Period 5: 1848-1877. Which of the following best describes the public's reception of the goal presented in the amendment?

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[mumbling] all right which

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of the following best describes the public's perception of the goal

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presented in the amendment? and here's essential answers. my resistance

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accepting difference rejected .alright well after the thirteenth and fourteenth

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amendments abolished slavery, the fifteenth amendment granted [scissors labeled "13th amendment" cut up paper labeled "slavery"]

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african-american men the right to vote. emphasis on men. because women of all

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races would have to wait another 50 years before they be granted the same

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right. well you can't expect us to learn all or lessons at once.

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anyway as you probably guessed every last person was totally stoked by the

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passage of the amendment the citizenry joined arm-in-arm in a display of

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brotherly love .Yeah right. much of the public disagreed with the amendment

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particularly in the south. disagreed maybe putting it lightly. these folks

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weren't shy about letting it be known that their knickers were in a serious

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bunch so the answer can't be B or C there was neither widespread acceptance

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or indifference. you might think that such staunch disagreement with the

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amendment might produce some elaborate protest to overturn it, but that actually [white house pictured]

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wasn't the case. as upset as some people might have been about it there wasn't

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much rioting in the streets. everyone was tired from fighting a war. Rioting

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sounded like way too much work. instead those opposed to the amendment schemed

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behind the scenes to create illegal loopholes that prevented

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african-americans from successfully voting. very Lex Luthor esque of them. so

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yeah the correct answer is a the public reception of the 15th amendment was

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resistance manifested in tactics to disenfranchise african-american voters.

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it would take nearly a hundred years for the Voting Rights Act to be signed into

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law, and remove the illegal barriers that kept

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the fifteenth amendments from being truly effective. it's almost as long as

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the average DMV visit. yeah. almost. [man grows white beard waiting in line at DMV]