This essay compares and contrasts the various factions of the Republican Party in America after the Civil War.
The first part addresses the role of a Radical Republican Senator and argues their position throughout Reconstruction. How did they handle the challenges of rebuilding the U.S.? The second goal is to suppose the role of a moderate Republican and argue their position on the similar issues. How did these moderates handle the challenges of Reconstruction? Lastly, did Reconstruction fail? If so, what caused that failure?