Winthrop University The End of the Reconstruction Essay

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Write 2-page critical analysis essay (12 pt. font/double spaced/1 inch margins) for the following prompt below. Answer all parts of the prompt. You should make a solid argument in the essay and use evidence to support your points.

Why did Reconstruction end? Was it a success or a failure? How so?

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The End of the Reconstruction
The Reconstruction Era marked a period of struggle in American history as the nation
attempted to reintegrate the Union states with those from the South that had seceded. Many of
the issues over which the state fought dealt with the legal status of the newly released African
American slaves. Many promises were made throughout the period regarding the protection of
African American slaves, most if not all were not kept once the era effectively came to a close
with the Compromise of 1877 (“Compromise of 1877”). Considering that the major point of
action of the Reconstruction Era was a move towards racial egalitarianism, the failure to adhere
to the promises made indicates that the movement was a failure as a whole.
The Compromise of 1877 consisted of an agreement made between Republican
Presidential candidate Rutherford B. Hayes and the Democratic party. By this point in the
Reconstruction, Republican support of racial egalitarianism had weakened along with
Republican control within the government (Urofsky). To ensu...


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