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Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877Student's NameInstitution AffiliationCourse NameProfessor's NameDate
Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877IntroductionReconstruction in American history is the period that lasted for about twelve years after the Civil war. During the period, the rebel Southern States were reintegrated into the union. The Reconstruction process involved legitimizing laws that protected African American rights(Du Bois & W.E.B, 2017). Compromise is an agreement that enabled Rutherford Hayes to become the President by agreeing to remove government troops from southern states after the disputed 1876 elections. The paper focusses on comparing the three reconstruction plans and analyzing if the south should have been treated as a defeated or rebellious state.The three Reconstruction PlansProclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction(10%plan) by LincolnPresident Lincoln’s main goal was the reunification of Southern and NorthernStates of America much quicker after the civil war. To achieve his goal, president Lincoln came