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  • Need Of A Plan Of Reconstruction
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    At the end of the Civil War there was a period of time in the United States known as the reconstruction period, that lasted for about a decade. During this period the country was in a state of rebuilding. Money, bonds, and stocks were worth nothing. Forty thousand United State citizens were dead or gone, and cities lay in ruin. The dream of an independent nation was just that, an unrealistic dream. The south had lost entire cities to destruction of war and needed to not only rebuild them but als...
  • 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...
  • Johnson And Congress's Plans For Reconstruction
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    Reconstruction Reconstruction, the period that followed the Civil War, is perhaps the most controversial era in American history. Reconstruction witnessed major changes in America's political life. At the national level, new laws and constitutional amendments permanently altered the federal system and the nature of American citizenship. In the South, a politically mobilized black community joined with white allies to bring the Republican Party to power and with it an interpretation of the purpos...
  • Confederate States Into The Union
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    Reconstruction was the time period following the Civil War, which lasted from 1865 to 1877, in which the United States began to rebuild. The term can also refer to the process the federal government used to readmit the defeated Confederate states to the Union. While all aspects of Reconstruction were not successful, the main goal of the time period was carried out, making Reconstruction over all successful. During this time, the Confederate states were readmitted to the Union, the thirteenth, fo...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Lincoln's Plan For Reconstruction
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    The period, in which the United States began to rebuild and unify the Union from 1865 to 1877, was known as Reconstruction. Much of the early work of it dealt with the legal questions of bringing the defeated states back into the Union. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, and also the members of Congress, each had different plans of how Reconstruction should be handled. Each plan was similar and different to each other. But most of all, there were many concerns for how each would be c...
  • Lincoln's Plan Of Reconstruction
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    Although Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction was not put into effect in the South after the Civil War, if it had been racism would have been almost completely avoided in the 20th century. Licoln's proposed plan was called the "10% Plan". It called for 10% of the people would voted in the 1860 Election to take a pledge of loyalty to the Union. This plan was met by harsh opposition by the Radical Republicans in Congress who viewed the South as conquered territory. These Radicals said that Lincoln's p...

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