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Two Part of the United States' Reconstruction Era

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In the United States’ history, the Reconstruction Era had two senses. From 1865 to 1877 was the first, which involved the post Civil War action. The second sense, focused on the transformation of the Southern United States from 1863 to 1877 with the Congress directing the issue of reconstruction of state and society (“Reconstruction Era”). Frederick Jackson Turner argued that the frontier was the chief determinant in American history (“Frederick Jackson Turner”). Both the Reconstruction impact and Frederick Jackson Turner’s thesis play a role in the environment during the Economic Revolution. Reconstruction took placed in the South from 1865 to 1880. It impacted the United States’ history by holding the South back economically behind the North. The South did not catch up until the 1980’s and because of this, it created a strong hatred between the North and South for many decades. A certain degree of racial equality for the blacks is what Reconstruction tried to achieve. The 14th and 15th amendments, two important amendments to the constitution, laid the basis for protection by the government of the political and civil rights of blacks in the United States. Throughout the 19th century, the amendments were misused by the Supreme Court to protect business corporates from state regulation. Those that framed these amendments strongly believed that they were providing a constitutional fortification for free blacks in America (Pink Monkey). In spite of these noble intentions, blacks were still second-class citizens and denied their basic rights. One reason for this is the leniency towards the southern states by the government. The effect of this was the introduction of black codes to suppress the blacks. Another reason was that the ne... ... middle of paper ... ...ner’s work did not even strive to explain their evolution. Rejection of the frontier as an important process was their first step. Their next step was to study the West as a region. And finally, the last step was to ignore the experience of the frontier that took place east of the Mississippi River (Frontier Thesis). Works Cited "Frontier Thesis." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 01 Feb. 2014. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete "PinkMonkey.com American History Study Guide-Section 6. 8 The Impact of Reconstruction." American History Study Guide-Section 6. 8 The Impact of Reconstruction. Pink Monkey, 20 Mar. 2005. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete "Reconstruction Era." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete University of Groningen. "Frederick Jackson Turner." GMW, 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

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  • Explains that the reconstruction era involved the post civil war action and the transformation of the southern united states from 1863 to 1877 with the congress directing the issue of reconstruction of state and society.
  • Explains that reconstruction impacted the united states' history by holding the south back economically behind the north.
  • Explains that the 14th and 15th amendments laid the basis for protection by the government of the political and civil rights of blacks in the united states.
  • Explains that blacks were denied their basic rights due to the government's leniency towards the southern states and the corruption of the new governments.
  • Explains that reconstruction had achieved much despite its obvious weaknesses. schools, roads, protection, and property were all major achievements of the government.
  • Explains that frederick jackson turner had a thesis that provided the environment for the economic revolution. it accounted for why the people of america and the american government were so divergent from their european equivalents.
  • Analyzes how william appleman williams argued that the frontier thesis encouraged american expansion overseas. frederick jackson turner's thesis, in comparison to the winning of the west, emphasized not territorial subjugation, but the evolution of american republicanism.
  • Explains that hispanics and native americans wanted to focus endowment on minorities. in the 1970s, they indicated all of the faults in the frontier thesis because they felt that turner’s work did not even strive to explain their evolution.
  • Explains that pink monkey's american history study guide-section 6. 8 the impact of reconstruction.
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