Reconstruction Dbq

analytical Essay
435 words
435 words

The Civil War was one of the most brutal battles that the United States has ever part-taken in. This was because of the fact that we are ultimately fighting ourselves. This battle was to set order and form to the newly drafted nation called The United States of America. The Reconstruction period affected ideas of American Identity, national purpose and citizenship for many reasons shown throughout the era of the mid-late 1800’s. The Reconstruction period embodied the Northern idea of American identity in which according to Vice-President Calvin Coolidge, “when our rapid multiplication will expand itself . . . over the whole northern, if not the southern continent, with a people speaking the same language, governed in similar forms, and by similar laws; nor can we contemplate with satisfaction either blot or mixture on that surface. “In other words, this statement given describes that when settler came to the America’s and developed a common way of living, they started migrating with people of all different colors to start living in a unified and equal nation. To most historians as well as APUSH, “The United States national purpose led to conflicts over new definitions of citizenship, particularly regarding the rights of African …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the civil war was one of the most brutal battles that the united states has ever part-taken in. the reconstruction period affected ideas of american identity, national purpose and citizenship.
  • Analyzes how the reconstruction period embodied the northern idea of american identity.

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