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How did southern whites regain political power during Reconstruction?

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September 05, 2014 4:26PM

A political deal was made during the national election of 1876,

congressional reconstruction came to an end; this was called the

great compromise of 1877, Hayes vs Tilden. The democrats agreed to

allow Rutherford B Hayes to be president if the republicans would

end reconstruction.

Most Southerns had far more money then there Northern

counterparts. Ten of the twelve richest men in the country lived in

Mississippi after the war. Money breeds power, or at least buys


Slavery also help reestablish part of the power of the South.

The Civil War did not end slavery in the United States. It only

ended it in areas not controlled by the North. Slavery ended in

December of 1865 with the 13th amendment. The emancipation

proclamation was a great political triumph by changing people views

on the civil war to believe that it was solely over slavery.

Slaves were being used by the north during the civil war


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