This PowerPoint presentation charts the presidency of U.S. Grant and the eventual end to Reconstruction. It begins with the election of 1868 charting the stance of both Republicans and Democrats including the increasingly important issue of currency. It then briefly covers the corruption and scandal of the Grant administration. The Election of 1872 and the eventual Panic of 1873 are covered next. Issues like the Resumption Act of 1875 and greenbacks are covered. Most importantly, the presentation then discusses how all of these economic and political issues took the nation's focus off of Reconstruction. As such, the presentation concludes with the election of 1876 and the resulting Compromise of 1877. Lastly, it highlights the impact and outcomes of the Reconstruction period. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class. It is based on the first part of Chapter 23 from the American Pageant, 14th edition.