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The Reconstruction Era was the period of time directly following the Civil War, during which the Southern United States faced great changes politically, economically, and socially. While most historians consider Reconstruction to have been a failure, it was an impactful chapter in the history of American civil-rights.
Why do you think? America was open to invasion from Britain! The South was picking up weapons and shells and bullets to make steel to make factories. The North was pretty done in by the fact that they had to pay for all damages done by themselves. It was called [ Reconstruction]A+LS Students :)
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In the South following the Civil War, the white governments sought to avoid losing economic and political power to the newly freed slaves. The Black Codes were laws enacted in 1865 and 1866 to reduce the rights of blacks. Under the Codes, they were not allowed to vote, to hold office, or to serve …
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One of the most significant accomplishments of Reconstruction was the readmission of the Confederate states back into the Union. Another success was the creation of the Freedmen's Bureau.
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The Reconstruct era that followed the US Civil War was nothing short of a disaster. The Radicals in the US Congress wanted to punish the South. And, on the other hand, white hate groups began to control the social and political systems of the former Confederate states. The US finally gave up on fixi…
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The Wade-Davis Bill of 1864 was proposed because the Northeners thought that Abraham Lincoln was being too easy on the Southeners with the 10% Plan. The Wade-Davis Bill was written by two Radical Republicans, Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio and Representative Henry Winter Davis of Maryland. The Wade-…
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Reconstruction following the War between the States involved Carpetbaggers and Scalawags from the North coming to the South and trying to make money from a beaten South, who lost not only the war but had to pay increased taxes, lost their land and homes, and had virtually no means of income.
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As the US' Reconstruction period began Radical Republicans believed that freed slaves should have freedom, and the same rights as any white citizen. Other people in the Democratic Party and citizens with no party affiliation also agreed with the Republicans.
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The South's economy was ruined. The war had taken place on Southern land, ruining all of the farmland. And since the South had put all of their eggs in the farming basket, they were doomed.
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Some went to the south with a satchel containing their possessions and attempted to make a profit and control their surroundings during the Reconstruction Era. Others went to the south and helped repair roads, plant crops on farms, and rebuild buildings.
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Southern democrats regained power during reconstruction by imposing special laws. Some of these laws included poll taxes and tests on things such as literacy. These laws that were imposed were knows as the Jim Crow laws. They retained their power by not electing Republican candidates at every level…
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The former Confederate States were readmitted to the Union in various years after the end of the Civil War. In order to rejoin the United States, the southern states had to follow certain guidelines and ratify the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. To learn more about this, you may…
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It is called the Compromise of 1877. The compromise essentially stated that Southern Democrats would acknowledge Hayes as president, but only on the understanding that Republicans would meet certain demands. The following elements are generally said to be the points of the compromise: (1) The remo…
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The Reconstruction Era was the time from 1865 to 1877 when there was an attempt to enact reforms in the South. Follow the related link to the history section of WikiAnswers to find an in-depth outline and discussion of this era:
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SCALAWAG was a post civil war, reconstruction era term of insult for a white southerner who supported reconstruction efforts. The word comes down through the English language with various meanings over time, such as "farm laborer", "disreputable fellow", "habitual jokster", and early definition uses…
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President Andrew Johnson's plan for reconstruction offered pardon and amnesty to participants in the rebellion who pledged loyalty to the Union. Andrew Johnson succeeded Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated in April of 1865.
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what was the purpose of the Freedman's bureau? provide work, education, and relief for former slaves.
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Texas was the last Confederate state to regain Congressional representation after the Civil War, on March 30, 1870. However, Georgia actually rejoined twice, because the Congress did not approve of the operation of the state government. The second resumption of representation came on July 15, 1870, …
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Carpetbaggers, often used pejoratively, was the term used for Northerners who came to the South to implement the policies of Reconstruction. They have been frequently accused of taking advantage of the political, economic and social upheaval in the South at that time.
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President Andrew Johnson stopped punitive actions against the South. He pardoned hundreds of Confederate officers and returned confiscated lands back to plantation owners. He gutted the Freedman Bureau of power and funding and abruptly proclaimed reconstruction over in 1865. His actions angered the …
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Northerners who went south after the civil war were called "carpetbaggers" or "scalawags".
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The first Confederate state readmitted was Tennessee in 1866, the last was Georgia in 1870, after its 1868 return was blocked because it refused to ratify the 14th Amendment. (The states of Kentucky and Missouri had elected Union governments during the war.) Dates of ReadmissionAlabama - July 13, 18…
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The civil rights movement began after the 13th amendment was passed and the Reconstruction era began after the US Civil War. Therefore, is been going on for over 150 years.
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After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson became president. He was a man who had no sympathy for the newly freed black slaves and was a staunch southern supporter. As a result, he decimated agencies like The Freedmen's Bureau, removed federal troops from former Confederate cities an…
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Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American to serve in the US Congress and in the US Senate representing Mississippi from 23 February 1870 until 3 March 1871. He was a minister, Civil War Union Army Chaplain who served at Vicksburg and a college president well known as an orator and …
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No, but it was on its last legs, with "Radical" governments hanging on by their fingernails in just three states, SC, Florida and Louisiana. Upon his inauguration, Hayes withdrew Federal troops form these states, whereupon all three governments promptly disappeared.
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Andrew Johnson served until March 4,1869 and was replaced by Grant who served until March 4, 1877 . There were still vestiges of the Reconstruction government when Hayes succeeded Grant as president, but most of the Reconstruction Era was under Johnson and Grant.
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Lives of African Americans changed because they were free. However, they often led more dangerous lives because they were still not able to get what the white people had. Most turned to tenant farming because they had no money. With that said, African Americans gained civil rights that white people…
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Of course with any 'civil' war, there really are no winners. But the former Confederate States were devastated by the war. The loss of life was horrific. The railroads, buildings, plantations and the genteel, southern way of life were in many cases, damaged beyond repair. Human vultures call 'carpet…
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Some positive effects were that it helped give freed slaves the right to vote, it helped give them some freedom, reconstruction was hell for the southerners because they taxed them so high and made it almost impossible for a southerner to run for office, this led to many northerners going to the sou…
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The black codes were a set of regulation for freedmen. They restricted their economic rights, they couldn't vote, they couldn't hold office or serve on a jury and they could not receive a public education. These Black Codes were enacted by restored white governments in the South. These laws were ha…
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The confederate states most affected by the Compromise of 1877 were Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana. It was the deal made by Republicans so that southern democrats accepted Rutherford Hayes as the President.
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They provided protections for African Americans. The policies increased their voting rights. Some of the policies placed African Americans in elected official positions in the South.
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The goal of the Freedman's Bureau was help freed Blacks get on their feet and establish communities after the US Civil War. It provided some land for Blacks, as well as schools and workshops for Blacks to learn new skills.
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Corruption in business and government.
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that would be the civil war
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Radical Republicans opposed Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan, and proposed a more stringent plan calling for military rule of the South.
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It outlawed voting discrimination based on race.
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June 22, 1868
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The Reconstruction era began in 1865 and ended in 1877.
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Many states rolled back protections for African Americans.
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They provided protections for African Americans (apex)
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Andrew Johnson was the US President after Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869. The vice president for Lincoln's second term, Andrew Johnson became president after Lincoln was assassinated, sworn in three hours after Linco…
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it didnt
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a time of drastic reform
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Lincoln's plan to reunite the nation after the Civil War provided that if 10 percent of the people who voted in election swore allegiance to the Union then the seceded states could reenter the Union. Lincoln wanted to make it easy for the seceded states to rejoin the Union. Following the assassinat…
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1. African Americans could not could not take the loyalty oath 2. African Americans could not vote. 3. couldn't hold office.
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The Southern states struggled to recover from the US Civil War because the war was fought mainly in the southern states. Their cities, farms, railroads and industries were largely destroyed by the Union army during the war and a much larger proportion of southerners died during the war, depriving th…
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Andrew Johnson was impeached during reconstruction era.
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he called for a majority of voters to each southerner states to pledge lotalty to the u.s
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President Lincoln's plan during the reconstruction was aimed at making it easier for Confederate states to separately be recognized for readmission to the Union.
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After the Civil War the first reconstruction act was enacted in 1867. This divided the southern states into five territories that were each governed by marshal law. The five districts included; 1. Virginia, 2. North and South Carolina, 3. Alabama, Georgia and Florida, 4. Arkansas and Mississippi and…
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It failed to end the bitterness between the North and the South.
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Positives: - The passing of three constitutional amendments, the 13th, 14th, and 15th which gave all African-Americans born in the U.S full citizenship, the right to vote, and equal protection under the law. - Improvements in roads, bridges and railroads -Hospitals and schools were built - The Fr…
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The reconstruction era was good because it allowed the freedmen's Bureau and the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 to be passed. It was also win the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were passed. Also great sucesses like the Reconsrtuction Act of 1867 were passed.
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The debt that people were in because of renting for land was starting to become overpowering and caused a lot of problems.
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Radical Republicans wanted equal rights for freedmen (freed black slaves) and they also wanted a tougher stance against the south.
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Blacks had the right to vote.
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The Radical Republicans (a large group in the Republican-dominated Congress) thought that the government should be punishing the rebellious South, not helping it.
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1. Southern states would be split into five military districts; and 2. Blacks would be free, but with limited citizenship rights.
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Reconstruction didn't work after the civil war because the goal of reconstruction was to reintroduce the south back into the union as quickly as possible. There would be no real victory from the war unless the country was put back together. After the south was defeated in 1865 the reconstruction act…
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The head of the Freedmen's Bureau was Union Army General Oliver O. Howard. It was established on March 3, 1865 and was disbanded in 1872.
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The former slave owners would offer the slaves pieces of the plantation to live and work for a part of the profit. This was called sharecropping and it enabled the former slaves and their owners to both make money. The plantation owner couldn't farm the land by himself so deals were make to farm the…
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im not an expert but after the war congress banned former confederates from voting and holding office. so many of the people who did get into office were unquailfied.along with carpetbaggers(often con men) and radical rebpublicans the south's politics degraded into embezlement,fraud and other such o…
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I take a chance and suppose you mean the European Renaissance of the 14th to the 16th Centuries. It began in Florence in the late middle ages and later spread through Europe. It was instrumental is supporting widespread educational reform in art, politics, science and religion reviving things from a…
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Bring back the nation to its pre-war state and make all Americans feel equal again
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There were three governers at that time. 1. John J. Pettus 2. Charles Clark 3. William L. Sharkley
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End of slavery, right of all men to vote, and applying the Bill of Rights to state governments (before, it was only to the federal gov.)
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The North gave the South funds to rebuild the farms and helped Freed men to have small plots of land in which to farm. The North passed laws to protect the rights of all, including Blacks, however, the white supremacist groups were more interested in regaining their political and social status at th…
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The Reconstruction era was followed by the Post-Reconstruction era, also known as the Gilded age.
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Bootlegging liquor occurred during Prohibition, in the 1920s. Carpetbagging occurred during Reconstruction, as was defined as Northerners who went south to take advantage of the recovery, for themselves and their own interests, economically.
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I only know ONE of the reasons that the Reconstruction Era affects us today. And that is because of the recession. In 1873 the Panic of 1873 happened, thanks to a company named Jay Cooke and Company, a major investor in railroads and the largest financier in the Unions Civil War group, went bankrupt…
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One part of the Reconstuction Amendments was to enshrine "birthright citizenship" as a Constitutional Right. This was very much an 18th century concept, from an age when people were far less mobile, and almost all lived their entire lives within a few miles of their birthplace. This means a woman of…
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somewhat like there lives before they were freed
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Immediately following the US Civil War, the South had a devastated economy. Farms and plantations had been destroyed, mules and horses taken away, and the farm economy was in ruins. A huge number of bridges and hundreds of miles of railroad track had been destroyed. Many of the city centers had …
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There was lots of problems the main problems was the mistreatment of the African American population during this period.
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Tenant farmers were different from sharecroppers because they usually had their own tools and animals.
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Abraham Lincoln did the reconstruction
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African Americans, who lost federal protection of their civil rights
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African Americans' rights were limited by black codes
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