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 :)
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 …
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
the Radical Republicans in Congress
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.
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.
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
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…
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…
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:
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…
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.
what was the purpose of the Freedman's bureau? provide work, education, and relief for former slaves.
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, …
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.
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 …
Northerners who went south after the civil war were called
"carpetbaggers" or "scalawags".
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…
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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
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…
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…
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
These Black Codes were enacted by restored white governments in the
South. These laws were ha…
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
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.
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.
Corruption in business and government.
that would be the civil war
Radical Republicans opposed Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan, and proposed a more stringent plan calling for military rule of the South.
It outlawed voting discrimination based on race.
June 22, 1868
The Reconstruction era began in 1865 and ended in 1877.
Many states rolled back protections for African Americans.
They provided protections for African Americans (apex)
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…
a time of drastic reform
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…
Tried to influence politics
1. African Americans could not could not take the loyalty oath 2. African Americans could not vote. 3. couldn't hold office.
Rutherford b. Hayes
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…
Andrew Johnson was impeached during reconstruction era.
the gilded age
he called for a majority of voters to each southerner states to pledge lotalty to the u.s
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.
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…
It failed to end the bitterness between the North and the South.
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…
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.
The debt that people were in because of renting for land was
starting to become overpowering and caused a lot of problems.
Radical Republicans wanted equal rights for freedmen (freed black slaves) and they also wanted a tougher stance against the south.
Blacks had the right to vote.
The Radical Republicans (a large group in the Republican-dominated Congress) thought that the government should be punishing the rebellious South, not helping it.
1. Southern states would be split into five military districts; and
2. Blacks would be free, but with limited citizenship rights.
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…
becausE it was !!
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
withdrawl federal troops from the south
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…
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…
"The Birth of a Nation"
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…
Bring back the nation to its pre-war state and make all Americans feel equal again
There were three governers at that time. 1. John J. Pettus 2.
Charles Clark 3. William L. Sharkley
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
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…
The Reconstruction era was followed by the Post-Reconstruction era, also known as the Gilded age.
separation of powers
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…
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…
somewhat like there lives before they were freed
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 …
There was lots of problems the main problems was the mistreatment of the African American population during this period.
Tenant farmers were different from sharecroppers because they
usually had their own tools and animals.
Abraham Lincoln did the reconstruction
African Americans had varied economic skills.
an agreement to give slaves the right to vote
African Americans, who lost federal protection of their civil
African Americans' rights were limited by black codes
They had more African Americans than any other state.
It more or less united the war torn country. Wasn't a complete success, hatred between races and north and south still, but all states united under flag again.