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THE END OF. RECONSTRUCTION. Ms. Russo. ULYSSES S GRANT is a Republican, elected president in 1868. http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/6/67/Ulysses_s_grant.jpg. Despite attacks by the KKK, over 500,000 African Americans voting in the South.

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THE END OF

RECONSTRUCTION

Ms. Russo

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ULYSSES S GRANT is a Republican, elected president in 1868

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/6/67/Ulysses_s_grant.jpg

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15th AMENDMENT – states citizens cannot be stopped from voting based on race

Women were still not given the right to vote

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President Grant did not chose his advisors well

He chose friends and family members to fill positions they were not qualified for

http://www.worldsdumbestman.com/worldsdumbestman/web/bits/blog/politicalCartoons/grantHoldingStuff.jpg

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PANIC OF 1873 – some banks made bad loans and had to close

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Panic_of_1873_bank_run.jpg/300px-Panic_of_1873_bank_run.jpg

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Let to ECONOMIC DEPRESSION – a time of low business activity and high unemployment

Lasted 5 years, many businesses fail and people lose jobs

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1876 Election is very close

Tilden is Democrat

Hayes is the Republican

http://www.kiva.net/~jetorres/Hayes_Tilden.jpg

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Election is so close that both sides declare they are the winner

Hayes is eventually named President as the result of a compromise

http://www.simonsays.com/assets/isbn/0743255526/C_0743255526.jpg

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http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/a/a7/450px-ElectoralCollege1876-Large.pnghttp://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/a/a7/450px-ElectoralCollege1876-Large.png

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http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/content/images/Election_of_1876/donkey1.jpghttp://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/content/images/Election_of_1876/donkey1.jpg

http://www.umw.edu/hisa/resources/Student%20Projects/Rachael%20Deane%20--%20Voting%20Machines/students.mwc.edu/_rdean8it/HIST200R/hayestilden50.jpg

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COMPROMISE OF 1877

  • Federal troops are removed from the South
  • Loans for Southern railroads
  • Federal funds for reconstruction projects in the South
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COMPROMISE OF 1877

  • Hayes would appoint a Democrat to a cabinet position
  • Democrats would respect the rights of African Americans
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Reconstruction government collapses

Democrats regain control and power in Congress

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LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • Equality for African Americans still not achieved
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LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • Some rights are gained for African Americans – 14th and 15th Amendments
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LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • African American schools and churches grew
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LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • African Americans still faced poverty and violence
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THE

END

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