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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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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


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

Women were still not given the right to vote


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


Some of his friends in cabinet positions took bribes and caused scandals


The Republican party started to split and was no longer strong and unified


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


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

Lasted 5 years, many businesses fail and people lose jobs


The Republicans are blamed and the Democrats begin to win more elections


1876 Election is very close

Tilden is Democrat

Hayes is the Republican

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


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


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


http://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


  • COMPROMISE OF 1877

  • Federal troops are removed from the South

  • Loans for Southern railroads

  • Federal funds for reconstruction projects in the South


  • COMPROMISE OF 1877

  • Hayes would appoint a Democrat to a cabinet position

  • Democrats would respect the rights of African Americans


Reconstruction government collapses

Democrats regain control and power in Congress


  • LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • Equality for African Americans still not achieved


  • LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

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


  • LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • African American schools and churches grew


  • LEGACY OF RECONSTRUCTION

  • African Americans still faced poverty and violence


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