1877 Great Compromise Essay

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1. What is the importance of the 1877 Great Compromise for the freed people?

The 1877 Great Compromise was important for freed slaves because it signaled the end of Jim Crow and ushered in the Jim Crow Era. The 1876 election was disputed between Samuel J. Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes and to resolve it, the republicans agreed to withdraw the army from Louisiana and South Carolina. This withdrawal of troops from the south remove the only form of enforcement of the new laws protecting freed slaves from discrimination and segregation.

2. Does the Constitution address slavery? If so, explain where and why it did?

The 13th amendment addresses slavery. It says, “Neither
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