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    Radical Reconstruction Immediately following the Civil War the actions of Radical Republicans led to many changes in the South. Leading the way to Radical Reconstruction was Congressmen Charles Sumner and Thadeus Stevens. Their were many goals and motives the Radicals hoped to obtain. The first and main goal of the Radicals was to punish the South. The Radicals also hoped to retain Republican power by taking advantage of the South any way they could. Going along with taking advantage of the

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    Radical Reconstruction Following the Civil War came a period of regrowth and rebuilding known as Reconstruction. Reconstruction can be broken into different sections and types, one of which is Congressional, or Radical, Reconstruction. There are many scholarly debates about Congressional Reconstruction and its failures, successes, and its overall logistics. Another common debate concerning the Reconstruction period is its purpose and what the intentions of its instigators were. This paper

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    Part One 1. Reconstruction During the American Civil War, the Radical Republicans were a branch of the Republican party that believed in the same political rights for blacks and whites and that Confederate leaders should be punished for their crimes. Their main goals were “voting rights for African American men as well as the redistribution of southern plantation lands to freed slaves.” The Radical Republicans had another motive to accomplish. Their motive was to strengthen federal supervision

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    Abraham Lincoln left the nation in the hands of Andrew Johnson to work to restore the South both socially and politically. His policy of presidential reconstruction was widely condemned from his Republican colleagues, resulting in their virtual takeover of congress and the formation of the policy of Radical Reconstruction, an eleven year long attempt by ‘radical republicans’ to rebuild the South and thus the nation through social and political means which, although short-lived, served as a means of enfranchising

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    social and political effects of radical Reconstruction in the American South. Republicans “undertook to promote political equality in a society characterized by equality in almost nothing else,” William McKee Evans reminds us. The 12 year period from the end of the civil War in 1865 to the demise of reconstruction in 1877 saw increasing restlessness, politically and socially, in the American South. Most agree that the southern Governments during the reconstruction period achieved success educationally

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    Radical Reconstruction, also known as Reconstruction period was after the American Civil War. During time the South was in political, social, and financial turmoil, and eleven Confederate states had withdrawn. According to, the Union attempted endeavored to recapture in the Confederate states. In aid to help former slaves, Congress had created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, otherwise called the Freedmen 's Bureau in 1865. It gave nourishment, medical care, assisted with

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    During the Reconstruction Era of the Civil War, a two new political groups began to form. The Radical Republican Party gained some of its greatest members, two groups of people from opposite sides of the country (Hodges 1). The carpetbaggers and scalawags joined forces to reconstruct the South, but they were met with controversy and criticism because of their radical worldview (Hodges 1). The carpetbaggers and scalawags’ goals were met with controversy then, but the group can be attributed with one

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    After the Civil War, the Radical Republicans had a different view from that of President Andrew Johnson with respect to Reconstruction. Just like Abraham Lincoln, his predecessor who lived barely a year into the Reconstruction before he was assassinated, President Johnson was of the idea that a more lenient and conciliatory approach should be taken in the South which had faced a lot of damage due to the civil war. On the other hand, Radical Republicans were against both Lincoln’s and Johnson’s approaches

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    Radical Reconstruction in the South- What were the social and political effects of Radical Reconstruction in the South? The Reconstruction Act sparked great political activity among former slaves in the South, who held mass meetings, went on strike, and tried to desegregate public transportation. Thousands of southern blacks joined the Union League, an organization tied to the Republican Party, and the vast majority of eligible black voters registered to vote. In the words of one former slave turned

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    of US history has been that Johnson was railroaded by radical Republicans and did not deserve to be impeached. Johnson wanted reconciliation with the former rebel states of the South, and that radical Republicans were out to humiliate the South and force a radical reconstruction program on them. The impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was unjust and primarily driven by radical members of the Congress who held different views on Reconstruction and how it should be accomplished. Andrew Johnson was

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