Journal #1.docx - Rachel Coursey Entry#1 The Fifteenth Amendment was approved in February of 1869 which prohibited the governments both federal and

Journal #1.docx - Rachel Coursey Entry#1 The Fifteenth...

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Rachel Coursey Entry #1: The Fifteenth Amendment was approved in February of 1869 which prohibited the governments both federal and state from stopping any U.S. citizen the right to vote because of race. With all of the strifes and with the Civil war coming to an end the fifteenth amendment was added to ensure that everyone would get a right to vote regardless of their skin color. Although even with the fifteenth amendment in place the Democratic party was still able to limit the amount of African-Americans voting by putting stops in place. They were able to put up literacy tests, require proper qualifications, and they would tax the polls. Still even with the fifteenth amendment passed other races were restricted from their voting, and women weren’t even given the opportunity yet. The fifteenth amendment was the third and final amendment added to the constitution. Entry #2 The Bargain of 1877 was a deal that was made by a Republican and a Democrat in order to solve the dispute of the presidential election which took place in 1876. Rutherford B. Hayes, who was a Republican, lost the popular vote but won the election because they made a deal. Hayes was declared the winner of the election in exchange for the federal troops to be withdrawn from the politics in the south. This Bargain of 1877 was the marking of the end of reconstruction with the North leaving the South without a strong hand to keep equality. The South was still struggling with equality and slavery so the federal troops were put in place to provide safety. The South were tired of the involvement of the federal troops in the Southern politics so they were willing to lose the presidential election in order to get out of the federal government's palm. Entry #3 John D. Rockefeller was and is still known for his expansive wealth even with his humble background. Rockefeller started as a simple clerk and worked his way up be be successful in the oil industry. He was able to beat out all competition and take down any rival companies by arranging secret deals with railroad companies and making fixed prices and creating production quotas to follow. He was the man who began with horizontal expansion which is the process in

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