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  • Black And White Republicans
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    Post bellum Reconstruction: Immediate Success, Long Term FailurebyThesis Both the presidency and Congress passed several reforms to attempt to solve all of these problems, however the progress that was made during Reconstruction was for the most part shot down by the Compromise of 1877. Outline of the Contents. Intro-Thesis II. Condition of the South Immediately Following the Civil War. The Presidential Reconstruction Plan IV. The Congressional Reconstruction Plan. Economic Reform VI. Social Str...
  • Tension Between Whites And The Freed Blacks
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    By: Kevin Bosco After the end of the Civil War at Appomattox, our nation's leaders attempted to reorganize state and local governments in the fallen Confederacy, reestablish normal relations between the North and South, and to instill a sense of national loyalty once again. What transpired was a unforgiving Congress whose reconstruction policies failed to aid the South in economic, political, and social progress. Instead, spiteful legislation which was designed to seek revenge on the Confederacy...
  • Black Suffrage And Civil Rights Issues
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    Constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 had a huge impact on American politics and life, thereby resulting in a massive cultural, political, and social revolution. Added to these developments were continuing changing goals and revolutionary ideas which, at times, confused issues in people's minds and furthered the revolutionary process. Such changes dramatically altered American lifestyles and trains of thought. As Senator Morrill said, "every substantial change in the funda...
  • 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...
  • Blacks Didn't Experience Equality Right
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    Reconstruction Self-destruction After the Civil War racism was widespread throughout the south even though there was much effort by the North in creating equality throughout the newly reformed nation. Even though Reconstruction fell far short of its intended goals, the nation was reunited in the governmental sense and many laws were enacted in respects to the equality of blacks. While Congress passed amendments to eventually help future black generations, its actions could not immediately erase ...
  • Black People's Roles To The Southern States
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    Many people had different views and ideas about Reconstruction. There was much debate about how the Confederate states, which included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, should be readmitted into the Union. Some people believed that the states should be treated as territories, and others believed that the southern leaders should be punished instead of the states. Still, others believed that the South still ...
  • African American History Of The South
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    Two books that give the reader a view of the reconstruction era in the south and its policies are Origins of the New South by C. Vann Woodward and Freedom's Lawmakers by Eric Foner. All though these two books differ in their writing content and their themes, they make strong points about the reconstruction era in the South and the mistreatment of African Americans living in new found freedom. The authors of these two books, Woodward and Foner, differ in many ways also. Woodward writes with passi...
  • Issue Of Black Civil Rights
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    Jefferson Davis stated in the pre-Civil War years to a Northern audience, "You say you are opposed to the expansion of slavery... Is the slave to be benefited by it? Not at all. It is not humanity that influences you in the position which you now occupy before the country", (Davis, The Irrepressible Conflict, 447). The Northerners had not freed the slaves for moral issues; the white majority did not have anything but its own economic prosperity on its mind. The African Americans gained their ema...
  • Barbara
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    Barbara Charline Jordan was born in Houston, Texas. Barbara was the first to serve in the United States Congress because she was the first African American woman from a southern state. Barbara was traveling in segregated buses sitting on the seats labeled colored to attend college at Texas Southern University. Barbara graduated from Texas Southern University and received a law degree from Boston University. Barbara was earnest in her belief that she could make her mark in laws. I always wanted t...

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