How did southern whites regain political power during Reconstruction?
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
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