How Did Reconstruction Affect The Civil War

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The Civil war and Reconstruction, both had profound effects on america in various political, economic, and social ways. both of these periods in time had different effects depending on the area which can be divided as the North and the South. Both of these areas experienced different alterations depending on the way that they had been influenced by the civil war and reconstruction. these alterations had both positive and negative effects which lead to the American society we know now. America politically changed during the civil war in many ways, one such way was how the morrill tariff act had been passed along with other political decrees. such as the national banking system, the 1862 homestead act, the suspended privilege of the habeas corpus, the Congress ' first Conscription Act, and the emancipation proclamation. another way it politically changed was how the civil war had divided the states in two regions which caused the southern states to create a new government that put great emphasis in the state rights. some other political changes were how the people had…show more content…
With the passing of the 13th,14th and 15th Amendment. due to the 13th amendment slavery was over and millions of African-Americans became free. Almost overnight, slaves and their masters were now legally equal, a thought that scared and enraged many whites in the south. then the 14th amendment guaranteed that no state could “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”, it also defined U.S. citizenship. while the 15th amendment guaranteed the right of all male citizens to vote without account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. also over 600,000 men died and over a million were killed or seriously wounded. this amounted to about 2 percent of the nation 's population. In addition tens of thousands of babies went unborn due to the fact that potential fathers were

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