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Unformatted text preview: tist, anti-regulation/free-market attitude. The 137 Democrats also nominated Greeley, who ran on a NorthSouth reunion type platform. - Nevertheless, in the Presidential Election of 1872 Grant won out, but his popularity plummeted rapidly into his second term, largely due to a series of poor appointments and corruption scandals involving high ranking administration officials. Consequently, in 1874 the Democrats took over in the House. This was the beginning of the end for Reconstruction… *The Reversal of Reconstruction* - Even prior to the Democratic recapture of the House, several laws had been passed that severely weakened Reconstruction. For instance, in 1872 an Amnesty Act had been passed which pardoned most of the remaining ex-Confederates. And e/t a Civil Rights Act was passed in 1875, it had no provisions for enforcement and was later destroyed by the SC anyway. - For reasons discussed above, Democrats regained control of the South pretty quickly and even won major influence in the North b/c by the 1870s the North was losing interest – a nice way of saying that they didn’t give a crap anymore, esp. after the market crash in 1873, which brought another whole set of issues up and made class conflict overshadow some of the existing racial issues. - Another thing that had a big impact on the ultimate failure of Reconstruction was the Supreme Court. In several cases the SC ruled against Reconstruction… The Slaughter-House Cases (1873) – in these cases, the SC basically killed off the 14th Amendment by declaring that state and nat’l 138 citizenship were two different things and that the law only dealt w/a few particular rights. So, the nat’l gov’t was not allowed to oversee civil rights in the states, which had been the whole point of the law in the first place! Bradwell v. Illinois (1873) – this case dealt w/a female attorney who claimed that the 14th Amendment defended her against discrimination. However, the SC did not agree and made (hear this!) an argument about the “woman’s place in the home.” US v. Crui...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.

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