The white response down by a Congressional investigation in the early • former slaves from Unsurprisingly, white people in the South did not 1870s, the violence continued. : voting in the late respond well to this black political activity. Some nineteenth century, white women, who had hoped that the radical nature Conclusion · which specified that a of reconstruction might mean that they could gain By 1877, white southerners had taken back control of man could only vote the suffrage, were outraged that their former slaves the South. Although the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and if his grandfather had were able to vote before they could (women did not Fifteenth Amendments remained in the Constitution, : been able to. get the vote in the USA until 1920).