How Did The South Cause The Death Of Reconstruction

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The Death of Reconstruction With the Civil War finally over, the United states can now introduce the Southern citizens back into their society. 1876 just so happened to be the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Sixteen African-American politicians were elected into Congress which is a huge step from where they were a less than a year ago. However, Reconstruction was killed by the North because Grant was too wrapped up in his reputation, racism towards blacks, and the Panic of 1873. 1876 was an exciting year for America because the Declaration of Independence’s 100th anniversary was happening. Ruther B. Hayes, the Republican candidate, and Samuel J. Tilden, the Democrat candidate, were both running for president. The 1876 election was the most controversial election America has ever seen. Millions of African-American lives were crushed by the election of 1876. In order to win the election, Ruther Hayes created the Compromise of 1877 and in return, pulled the soldiers out the South who were there for Reconstruction. Reconstruction means to rebuild the South and introduce them back into society. Did the North of South kill the Reconstruction of the South? Grant was too wrapped up in his reputation, he didn’t even notice or care about what was going …show more content…

“He was foully murdered by the Ku-Klux in the Grand Jury room of the courthouse on Saturday,” (Tourgee 511). However, the North was not paying attention to the South in any way (Danzer 515). No one was trying to stop the Ku-Klux Klan at all. They acted like what the Ku-Klux Klan was doing was normal and were too scared to confront or stop them (Colby 513). Northerners were racist towards African-Americans. Even though they were freed a while ago, they were still referred to as slaves (Richardson 517). The North is at fault because they sent troops into the South specifically for Reconstruction yet they never fulfilled what they were going to

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