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When Reconstruction began, which groups of Americans living in the South tended to support the Democratic Party?

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  1. Abraham Lincoln's Republican party freed the slaves and began Reconstruction of the South. The Southern whites bitterly opposed Reconstruction and turned en masse to the Democratic party.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Democrats#American_Civil_War_.26_post-Reconstruction

    http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761556642_2/Reconstruction_(U_S_history).html

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