The civil war and reconstruction of

Reconstruction era

Northerners generally wanted to limit the spread of slavery; some wanted to abolish it altogether. They passed the Military Reconstruction Acts ofwhich divided the South into five military districts and outlined how the new governments would be designed. Turner of Alabama, Josiah T.

He also vetoed a number of Reconstruction laws passed by Congress.

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Reconstruction policies were debated in the North when the war began, and commenced in earnest after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamationissued on January 1, Turner of Alabama, Josiah T.

Hayes would recognize Democratic control of the remaining Southern states, and Democrats would not block the certification of his election by Congress see United States presidential election of The Reconstruction Acts of divided the South into five military districts and outlined how new governments, based on manhood suffrage without regard to race, were to be established.

Slavery, in practical terms, died with the end of the Civil War. They repeatedly imposed the ironclad oath, which would effectively have allowed no former Confederates to vote.

Sumner preferred at first impartial requirements that would have imposed literacy restrictions on blacks and whites. Grant inwhich suppressed the Klan. It was put into operation in parts of the Union-occupied Confederacy, but none of the new governments achieved broad local support.

Andrew Johnson, photographed by Mathew Brady. The state was required to abolish slavery in its new constitution. If blacks were denied the vote and the right to hold office, then only whites would represent them.

What was to be the place of freed blacks in the South?

Reconstruction era

Before emancipation, slaves could not enter into contracts, including the marriage contract. Lincoln desired DelawareMarylandKentuckyand Missouri to "adopt a system of gradual emancipation which should work the extinction of slavery in twenty years.

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

It was in this era that the Ku Klux Klan was born. Carpetbaggers Some northerners moved to the South during the Reconstruction to try and make money off of the rebuilding. Bruce, senator from Mississippi.

Three groups made up Southern Republicanism. The end of Reconstruction was a staggered process, and the period of Republican control ended at different times in different states. The Reconstruction lasted from to Watch video · The Union victory in the Civil War in may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the South during the Reconstruction period () introduced a new.

The Reconstruction era was the period from to in American term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history of the entire country from to following the American Civil War; the second, to the attempted transformation of the 11 ex-Confederate states from toas directed by Congress.

Reconstruction: Reconstruction, the period () after the American Civil War during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded.

The Civil War and Reconstruction [David Herbert Donald, Jean Harvey Baker, Michael F. Holt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Long considered the standard text in the field, The Civil War and Reconstruction ―originally written by James G.

Randall and revised by David Donald―is now available in a thoroughly 4/5(14). Andrew Johnson was the only Southern Senator to remain loyal to the Union during the Civil War.

As a reward, the pro-war Southern Democrat was appointed as military governor of Tennessee, and later asked to join Abraham Lincoln's ticket as vice-presidential candidate. Reconstruction refers to the. Reconstruction After the war, the federal government pursued a program of political, social, and economic restructuring across the South-including an attempt .

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