History 1306 Essay Questions: Please answer each of the following questions in essay format with at least 250 words each.
1. Explain the conflict between the executive and legislative branches of government over Reconstruction, and discuss the consequences of this conflict.
2. Discuss the similarities and differences between the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor in relation to ideology, organization, membership, and goals. Why was the American Federation of Labor ultimately more successful than the Knights of Labor? How did unions seek to address workers’ grievances, and were they
3. Examine the status of southern African Americans during the late nineteenth century, and explain why the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, which were intended to protect former slaves, actually offered African Americans little protection.