The Impact Of The Reconstruction Era And The Civil Rights Movement

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For this paper the topics that will be discussed are going to cover the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. These two topics are important to understand the impact that they had on society and the country as a whole. A nation that is still struggling to understand its own identity, during these periods there was a clash of visions to create what America’s image is today. Even though these events occurred one hundred years apart, the message was clearly related on the idea of equality. These events single handedly fought for social tolerance amongst black and white Americans, without these events who knows how our country would have developed. The Reconstruction era was viewed as a time period after the Civil War where America…show more content…
The movements discussed in this paper represent the power of what can happen when a nation is united. The Reconstruction Era paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement. If one element of the Reconstruction Era was missing from the history of America the Civil Rights Movement may have not been possible. To evaluate each event on an individual basis, the Reconstruction Era is a representation of a developing country deciding how to move forward with the situations that were present at the time. Reconstruction was necessary in order to save the country and to integrate black Americans into an evolving nation. The Civil Rights Movement on the other hand symbolized a vision that was created during the Reconstruction Era, but was not fulfilled until this point. As a nation that was a trailblazer in the form of democracy, we had failed the black community in equality. The only problem with both of these movements is the fact that they should have not needed to occur in the first place, in a theoretical world were racism does not exist. Along side with how long it took for change to occur in the country are the only real negative representations behind each of these movements. Thousands of black Americans died simply to have the same rights as white Americans. The future of this nation cannot advance without knowing the legacy of each of these
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