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  • Reconstruction Act
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    Following the American Civil War came the Reconstruction Act. This is when the North helped rebuild the South from the total destruction which happened during the Civil War. Discussed below are three effects the Reconstruction Act had on the North and the South. First, the U.S. government enacted the 13th Amendment. This amendment freed all slaves. This, in away, was good and bad for the slaves, in that it let them be free to do what they wanted. However it left them with noplace to stay, no foo...
  • Former Confederate States After The Civil War
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    CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION REVIEW 1. Who was president during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War. 2. Define secede. Secede means to leave or withdraw. 3. Which state was first to secede from the Union? South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. 4. Who was elected president of the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. 5. When did the first battle of the Civil War occur? Where did ...
  • Social And Economic Life Of The South
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    Reconstruction After the Civil War, the country needed to be fixed and rebuilt. A period of Reconstruction followed the war. However, with so many people gaining instant citizenship and for nowhere for them to go, it is easy to see that the rebuilding of the country was a failure. In the mid-1800's, the major source of income for the south was obviously cotton. This was done on small farms, but mostly on large plantations. The physical labor was done by slaves in many instances, and each slave w...
  • Lincoln Era Of Reconstruction
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    Reconstruction took place after the end of the civil war. The reason for reconstruction was to put the union back together and free the slaves once and for all. Reconstruction took three eras to be completed. The first was Lincoln, the second Andrew Johnson, and the third was the Congressional "hard plan". The Lincoln era lasted from 1863-1865. On December of 1863 the decree of "soft plan" was introduced. The "soft plan" included amnesty for the southerners that took the loyalty oath. It also sa...
  • Redemption Of Southern Democrats The Reconstruction
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    At the close of the American Civil War in 1865, the United States' government was faced with the tremendously difficult problem of re-integrating the Confederate States into the Union. Between 1865 and 1877 this problem was addressed by various forms of "Reconstruction", programs whose goals also included the rebuilding of the ravaged Southern economy, and the integration of freed slaves and other African Americans into citizenship and culture at large. Complicated by an incompetent president, c...
  • Reconstruction Period
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    The Reconstruction period was the process of rebuilding, the south, after the Civil War. (1865-1877) The consequences of the Civil War left Americans with questions of what to do next? Abolishing slavery was a concern. Among many other questions was what should be demanded of the Southern states, and what should be the responsibility of the newly freed slaves. They wanted to know how the economy should be rebuilt based on free labor. Slaves could now work for wages. The Reconstruction Period beg...
  • Progressive Southern State Governments The Party
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    419 392 6325 Carpetbaggers was a name of used by white Southerners to describe Northerners active in the Republican Party in the South after the Civil War. Northern Republicans were influential in the South after the war, during the period known as Reconstruction (1865-1877). During Reconstruction, the Republican Party, which was based in the North, extended its organization to the South. The party gained control of Southern state governments and granted civil rights to blacks, including the rig...
  • South And The Ku Klux Klan
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    The occupation by Union troops in the former Confederate states led to the development of the Ku Klux Klan. During the Reconstruction, the process of rebuilding that followed the Civil War, white supremacy reigned supreme in the Southern states (Trelease xxv ). However, early Reconstruction legislation limited the amount of power that whites had over blacks politically and socially. Implementations such as the Reconstruction Act of 1867 created a precedent that made blacks equal with whites, giv...
  • Lincoln Era Of Reconstruction
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    Reconstruction took place after the end of the civil war, and it also was impacted by social, economic, and political. The main reason for reconstruction was to put the union back together and free the slaves once and for all. Reconstruction took three eras to be completed. The first was Lincoln, the second was Andrew Johnson, and the third was the Congressional Reconstruction. After the civil war, South cities were destroyed serious in 1865, but North cities did not. In economic aspect, economi...
  • Control Of The South After Reconstruction
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    Reconstruction was the period after the Civil War in which many changes were undergone in the north and the south in order to restore the union. The south had suffered the destruction of their factories, railroads, the now worthless Confederate money, and mainly their slave-worked farms. The north suffered mainly from the political turmoil that was left in the aftermath of the war. There were four phases of reconstruction consisting of Lincoln's Phase, Johnson's Phase, the Radical Republican Pha...
  • Reconstruction Acts
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    Of the many trials and tribulations that occurred during reconstruction we are faced with determining whether it was a success or a failure. Many good things and bad things happened as a result of reconstruction... Although some setbacks and tragedies did happen as with any project of this size would. The entire effort overall was successful. Although it did not accomplished what it was set in place to do. The act changed the course of history for the better. As this project started there was mu...
  • Johnson's Plan Of Reconstruction
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    The Era of Reconstruction following the Civil War was a period marked by an intense struggle to restore a worn-out and devastated society. The war, which was aimed at confronting the national problem of slavery, only led to subsequent dilemmas over emancipation and an undefined condition of freedom. Some had naively believed that ending slavery would solve the problem of racial inequality, overlooking the prejudice and uninviting atmosphere towards blacks. Questions over how to reinstate a dislo...
  • Radical Republicans Reconstruction Plan
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    In 1865, the Civil war was finally brought to an end. The five years of war was the nation's most devastating and wrenching experience. Although the Union was saved and slavery had ended, the South being defeated and occupied by union forces was ruined and in a state of disaster. Public structures, private homes, and farm buildings had been burnt, rail road tracks uprooted, cotton gins wrecked, and the earth scorched in many sections of the defeated land. The nation's next task was to rebuild th...
  • Congress's Reconstruction Plan For The South
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    AP American History 1/13/2005 The President versus Congress The President and congress both had different reconstruction plans for the south. These different arguments were based on different beliefs and different self interests. The President firmly believed on a soft-on-south reconstruction plan while congress believed that the south should be economically, socially, and politically reconstructed. Both President Lincoln and President Johnson both believed that the war was fought over the succe...
  • South For Their Continuous Resistance To Reconstruction
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    Analysis of the Three Plans for Reconstruction The American Civil War, lasting from 1861-1865, was the most severe military conflict the country had seen; it involved the United States of America (the Union), and eleven secessionist Southern states (the Confederate States of America). The war was the upshot of decades worth of political, social, and economic conflict between the agricultural South, which produced mainly cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, and sugarcane, and the industrial North....
  • Positive Step During Reconstruction
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    Reconstruction was a failure due to the opinion on race. Two goals were to rebuild the south and to reform society. Reconstruction began in 1865 and ended in 1877. "Black codes" did nothing but for the south but put them in further segregation. The black codes aloud a form of disguised slavery. In the long run, "black codes" just made it easier for the people of the south to continue with their poor treatment towards blacks. A positive step did come for reconstruction in 1868. That was the 14th ...
  • African Americans During The Reconstruction
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    Victoria Hubble February 8, 2000 Reconstruction The Reconstruction, a time most people would call a rebirth, succeeded in few of the goals that it had set out to achieve within the 12 years it was in progress. It was the reconstructions failure in its objectives, that brought forth the inevitable success in changing the South, as well as the countless African Americans living in it as well as the countless African Americans living in it at the time. There were three goals the reconstruction set,...
  • Radical Republicans Reconstruction Plan
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    Greg Taylor The period that occurred following the Civil War is known as Reconstruction. In the South, during this period of time many people suffered. There was great amount of property damage done to such things as farms, factories and railroads. Many other things were destroyed that citizens depended upon to keep their economy strong. Some economic hardships included destruction of the credit system and worthlessness of the Confederate money. Though statistics in the South were vague, histori...
  • Reconstruction Era The Civil War
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    The Reconstruction Era The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars in American history. Its damage to America was profound. It tore at the very fiber of America itself. The Reconstruction Era however was as damaging to America as the Civil War itself. Its damage has its roots in the reasons America went to civil war. In the time leading up to the Civil War the south was unhappy so they decided to leave the Union. They thought it was okay to leave if they were unhappy, while the North thought it ...
  • Big Change In The South
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    The very status of normality decides in which rung of the social ladder we reside upon. Prior to the Civil War, the South lived in their normal way of life. That is that they were able to uphold their social hierarchy in which the Slaves were the very bottom rung, and the rich dictated politics. However, with the loss of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, the South was changed. After Reconstruction, one could say that the southern people, black and white, returned to their normal...

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