US History 2 Discussion Board 1 - 1 What were the main issues surrounding the election of 1876 Did the Compromise of 1877 resolve those issues 2

US History 2 Discussion Board 1 - 1 What were the...

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1. What were the main issues surrounding the election of 1876? Did the Compromise of 1877 resolve those issues? 2. What were the short- and long-term results of the “Jim Crow” system in the South? Why was the sharecropping system so hard to overcome? Were blacks worse off or better off after the Civil War? 3. What were the main principles of the Gospel of Wealth and Social Darwinism? In what ways did they attempt to deal with (and justify) the concentration of wealth? 4. What were some of the main ways in which the government tried to deal with the trusts? How did the Interstate Commerce Act and the Sherman Anti- Trust Act deal with monopolies? Were they successful? 1. The main issues surrounding the election of 1876 were the electoral college votes. In the 1876 election, four states were the deciding factor for the presidency. Three of the states were Southern states who submitted two sets of vote returns. This caused a deadlock in Congress over who won the election. In order for the presidential seat to be filled before Inauguration day, a compromise was made. It created a special commission to decided

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