Reconstruction Essay Even thought the south did a lot of things to help kill Reconstruction, This doesn’t mean the North didn’t do anything, actually I believe that the Northern’s neglect was a greater problem. As is seen in Document C “Problems and Scandals in the North”. Northern voters grew indifferent to events in the south, they began to turn their backs and focus on other issues. The tide of public opinion began to turn against Reconstruction polices. As we learn in Document D. In 1976 Rutherford B Hayes agreed to remove federal soldiers from the south, he was simply “putting and end to an already dying effort” but how do you know you couldn’t fix what was happening, I feel they just gave up on Reconstitution and eventually let fail. The North had the people in charge, the money, and the army to fix what was happening in the south and save Reconstitution, as seen in Document C. Also in the fall of 1973 Boston Evening Transcript ran a letter saying that blacks are not fit for proper political duties. This is seen in document D. Now do you think you know who’s at fault for the fall of the Reconstruction? At first you probably thought it was the south's fault(Documents A and B) as I did. But I believe just like a bad parent the North let all the problems happen in the south as we see in Documents C and D. That is why I feel the North's neglect contributed more to the death of reconstruction than the southern's resistance. The causes of the end of Reconstruction…
lifetime. Receiving a degree from the college that best suits me will effect me down the road in job availability and my overall earnings as an adult. I have decided to research The University of South Carolina, The University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, Wofford College, American University, and The College of William and Mary, all schools that I can consider myself attending. These universities and colleges are all sound environments and are seem like great institutions to attend. The…
next” is from Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Within this quote is the culture of the past decade: From communism to gay rights, to punk rock, history has shown us that ignorance and fear are simply not generational. And that proves true for the reconstruction era of American history. Integration, while terrifying southerners before 1861, simply confused younger members of the generation. However, despite the fact that these young abolitionists did achieve an end to slavery with the 13th amendment,…
beginning of the course, I did not consider myself to be southern. I thought there was only one set criterion for southernness—an all or nothing prospect. The trouble with defining southernness is the diversity that characterizes “the South”. In order to characterize the South as a geographical and cultural region, one must look into its historical origins, the Agrarian South.
The first division between the so-called North and South in the United States occurred when the North industrialized leaving behind…
"What Is Freedom?”: Reconstruction, 1865–1877
Chapter Study Outline
Aftermath of Civil War
Casualties: 620,000 killed, 700,000 wounded
Massive destruction of Southern Infrastructure
Destruction of Southern Economy
Abolishment of slavery
Destroy the things that has value in the South
The South is lagging because of no factory production unlike the North
Charleston, SC—very damaged from the Civil War
Lincoln did not really get any votes from the South simply because his position against…
Nike and Child Labor
Child Labor is a big issue in in many countries, especially in the United States. The most common known other than the U.S is Pakistan. Nike is one of the reasons. Nike has been accused of using Child Labor in the production of its soccer balls in Pakistan. While Pakistan has laws against child labor, the government has barley paid attention to it. In the U.S constitution states that child labor is an illegal.
Nike is one of the leaders of sports merchandise and clothing…
History of the United States II
Small banks, small business, and working class tended to become democrat. This was because the government at the time was Republican.
In the south (whites) would resent the North for winning the war. Therefore, they were probably democrat.
At the time, Abe was president (Republican); this was supported by Big business and Big banks, also, the African American community was probably Republican as well.
WHY WAS RECONSTRUCTION SO DIFFICULT:…
Assassination of President Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth, who was a very famous actor and Southern sympathizer, assassinated Lincoln in a planned conspiracy
April 14, 1865 Lincoln was shot. This was the fourth anniversary of the fall of Fort Sumter
Ford’s Theater, Washington DC. Lincoln was moved to a house across the street to be treated.
John Wilkes Booth and a band of conspirators believed that if Lincoln was assassinated, the Union would be thrown into such…
Losing the right to vote. The end of Reconstruction did not mean an end to African‐American political influence in the South. Blacks continued to serve in several state legislatures as late as 1900 and were even elected to Congress after 1877, albeit from all‐black districts. However, a change took place in the 1890s as attitudes about race became more strongly felt and the prospect of an electoral alliance between poor whites and blacks that could threaten the power structure became a possibility…
1. Complete the chart to compare the different Reconstruction plans. (6 points)
President Lincoln's Plan
President Johnson's Plan
How would the South's industries be rebuilt?
Freedmen needed education, homes, and jobs. Where would they live? How would they take care of themselves?
Plantation owners had to deal with property damage. Some of them had lost their land. Planters also lost workers when slavery ended. How would they rebuild…
Lecture 15: The Crisis of Reconstruction
I. Introduction and Background:
a. The “Civil War” is a different kind of war by definition: It is a war with the same country.
b. Reconstruction Politics: Two key questions (One political One is social):
1. What happens to ex Confederates, people (uniforms, leaders) Leadership and government?
1. What is going to happen to slavery?
2. What are they going to do for a living?
a. Part I: 1863-1865—Lincoln—Background…