Reconstruction is the period from the end of the Civil War (1865) until 1877. It’s the period of the U.S working to put the country back together after the divisive and bloody war. Much like the Civil War and its cause the Reconstruction was a period of tremendous conflicts and disagreements between different groups in the South, between different branches of and political factions in the federal government, and between the federal government and the states of the former Confederacy.
Reconstruction was the act of rebuilding the United States after the Civil War. Reconstruction lasted from 1865 to 1877. The congress passed 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments which ended slavery, protected the rights of African-Americans and gave them the right to vote. In 1867 Congress divided South into five military districts so African-Americans rights aren't violated. In 1877 a compromise was passed which removed federal soldiers from the south and resulted into the end of Reconstruction. Even though Northern neglect is somewhat to blame Southern resistance is the most responsible for the end of Reconstruction.
Reconstruction started in 1865. Reconstruction could simply be called the rebuilding of the south after it’s destruction in the civil war. However, the reconstruction era was more than that. It was a period of transition for the Ame...
The Reconstruction was an era in history, 1865 to 1877 in which the country was rebuilding the south. The Reconstruction was a great challenge that caused much suffering and provoked many questions. There was wartime reconstruction, presidential reconstruction, radical (congressional) reconstruction, and then there was freedmen’s adjustment to the south. Plans that were drafted to readmit the south back into the United States, such as Abraham Lincoln’s 10% plan was wartime reconstruction. Presidential reconstruction was President Andrew Johnson’s plan of readmitting southern states back into the Union. Radical republicans’ reconstruction plan for readmission of the south was much more harsh and complicated. Even after the African Americans
Reconstruction was the period of time following the Civil War, which consisted of rebuilding the United States. It was one of the most controversial periods of time which lasted from 1865 to 1877. Within these years, the United States especially the south was left in ruins, however they also had success, such as passing of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments which each were placed to benefit African Americans. Also the Reconstruction Acts and Freedmen's Bureau were passed. Along with these successes, the south also faced several failures such as the passing of the black codes and the formation of the Klu Klux Klan. (Jones) With each success, a failure was close behind, but the Radical Republicans and
Reconstruction was the time period that followed the Civil War (1865-1877) whereby the U.S. attempted to rebuild the South and reintegrate them into the Union. In addition to rebuilding the country, the U.S. government also sought to aid the former slaves in their transition from servitude to citizenship. These goals had mixed degrees of success due to social and political factors in the U.S. south.
The long war was over, but the struggles had just begun. After the Civil War, America entered a period known as Reconstruction. The definition of reconstruction is the process of being rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed. During this period America attempted to rebuild a nation that had been broken and torn apart. Reconstruction was a time of new struggles, new leaders, new goals, and new accomplishments. It was a chance to repair the damage that had been caused and heal the North and the South economically, socially, and politically. The reconstruction period was one that many labeled as a success, but also many labeled as a failure.
Freedom is getting a say in your life, our government, and your family. It’s your inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This freedom was promised to all citizens of America, and it’s what many travel here for; the American Dream. Unfortunately, newly freed African Americans were not included among these citizens, or given the same rights as Caucasian Americans during a period after Reconstruction.
As the Civil War ended in 1865, the country was crippled by the effects of the war. The war that was fought to keep the Union whole had become a fight to end slavery. As country began to build back up during Reconstruction, political, economic and social conflicts abrew during the war would continue through Reconstruction. Reconstruction challenged society as White Southerners choose to use their freedom in violence and the “superior” race and blacks attempted to be treated equal in their lives as freed men and women.
They nation grew tired of the idea of Reconstruction. They believed that confederate idealism and way of life was a thing of the past. Under great pressure form elected democrats, newly elected President Hayes pulled all federal troops out of the south, formally ending reconstruction. Although all was not right in the south many believed that it was as good as it was going to get under the stewardship of the federal