People always fight and to resolve it they would make an agreement or a compromise. America before the 20th century did the same thing. To avoid the issue of race, they would make a compromise that would satisfy both the north and the south. The only way for the Republic to survive was to delay the inevitable actions concerning race by making compromises. These compromises have kept peace or tried to evade unwanted outcomes.
The idea of concerning race affected America in the perceptions of the government. One of the effects was the bicameral legislature dealing with population and the number of senates. If population was going to be used in the House of Representatives then the South would have a disadvantage because of the large populations in the North. The 3/5 Compromise was created and said that every 3/5 slaves were counted as 1 person which gave a boost in the southern population. When a new state was annexed, a problem aroused. The number of senates would be unequal. The Missouri compromise was issued and stated that Missouri came in as a slave state while Maine as a free state. This compromise kept the balance in the senate and solved the slavery issue for the Louisiana Purchase.
People say that slavery was over after the civil war and they were correct. But the issue of race was still in people’s minds. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were established and freed the slaves, gave them rights and ability to vote. However democratic parties wanted to control the black population by using the Jim Crow laws. In other words they believed in “separate but equal”. Black codes were also used to limit or restrict the black civil rights. Still the issue of race was still in people’s minds.
Blacks were promised total freedom but the Democratic Party didn’t allow it. In the compromise of 1877 many bargains were forgotten such as treating blacks fairly, as were Hayes pledges to ensure freedmen’s rights. This had infuriated the blacks and Fredrick Douglass had...