Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Charleston, 1865 (Library of Congress)

I. Problems Facing Post Civil War America II. Presidential Reconstruction
 A. Lincoln's plan
II. Southern Reaction to Reconstruction III. Radical Reconstruction IV. Attack on the Presidency
 A. As Johnson attempted to counter Radical moves, they planned his impeachment

V. The End of Reconstruction

 A. Republican interest in Reconstruction waned as old abolitionists were replaced by Liberal Republicans with different interests.

 B. Compromise of 1877 settling disputed 1876 Hayes-Tilden election

1. Removed all federal troops from the South
2. Republican governments turned out of state offices 3. Hayes elected as president though receiving fewer popular votes

Please cite this source when appropriate:

 Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" (31 March 1998).

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