2. Pushing for amnesty of confederates 3. Let go of the blacks – we’ve done enough for them, they can take it from here Panic of 1873: Businesses collapse In 1876, 15% of business collapsed which is insane, because today we panic when only 5% collapse By the mid 1870’s Northerners just seriously become tired of reconstruction “Redemption” by southerners, and they influence blacks to vote democratic Richard Coke gets elected – “Redeemer of Governor of Texas” New constitution is created 1. He wants to make the central government really weak 2. Have less meetings, meet every other month 3. Say the government can’t spend money they don’t have – education gets defunded This ends reconstruction in Texas This is actually the same constitution we use today in Texas because Texas cant agree on anything THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT, REMEMBER THIS! George Cluster: “Battle of Little Big Horn” also known as “Custer’s Last Stand” June 25, 1876 Little Big Horn River in Montana Territory This battle is one that leads to the end of reconstruction George Custer’s defeat helps the south because the government then suggested to take the troops who were in the south out, and send them to the west to control the Indians Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse leaders of the Sioux on the Great Plains Election of 1876: Samuel Tilden had 51% of the popular vote Rutherford B. Hays had 49% of the popular vote Corruption! This election was rigged and called corrupt by the Republicans because congress had to decide, and in congress were 8 republicans and 7 democrats so Rutherford B. Hays ending up winning From this corrupt election came the “Compromise of 1877” This compromise had resolved the disputed 1876 presidential election - reconstruction/a/compromise-of-1877
President Hayes’ withdrawal of federal troops from Louisiana and South Carolina marked a major turning point in American political history, effectively ending the Reconstruction Era and issuing in the system of Jim Crow. Hays agreed to succeed control to the southern democrats and to also stop meddling in southern affairs. Hays and the republicans also promised to build a transcontinental railroad through Texas This Compromise is pretty much what ended reconstruction December 16, 2017 After 1876: Success of Reconstruction: No ex confederates home Jefferson Davis gets out of Prison States can return as full members of the US this reunites the nation Status of Blacks from the 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th amendments Failures: Jim Crow laws start to come in play as a result of the Compromise of 1877 The South ends up benefiting from this peace after the Civil War Gainesville hangings! 20+ men were hung because they did not want to fight in the civil war as confederate soldiers they literally just preferred not to
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