Compare And Contrast The Major Goals Of Reconstruction From 1865 To 1860

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Reconstruction (1865 to 1877) was the time period that followed the American revolution in which did Northern states attempted to accommodate for the sudden changes in the United States government and integrate Southern states back into the north seamlessly. One of the major goals of reconstruction was to integrate the newly freed African Americans into society without relapsing and returning back to a state of slavery again. President Abraham Lincoln introduced the Ten Percent Plan in 1863 which would require 10 percent of the voters in the state to agree to be integrated back into the Union, which would create a slow and easy process for the Confederacy to join the Union once again. Post the war in 1865, Lincoln also passed the Freedmen’s …show more content…

A major aspect of this is because after the Freedmen’s Bureau lost its funding and was no longer as strong and powerful as it was earlier, and white supremacist groups such as the KKK and segregation laws gained power. Another system that emerged was the sharecropping system, which had clauses in which, “[The freed slave] agrees to work faithfully and dilligently with-out any unnecessary loss of time, to do all manner of work on Said farm as may be directed by [landowner], And to be respectful in manners and deportment to [landowner].” The sharecropping system was essentially slavery without the term, the African Americans would work on the farms and the landowners would provide them shelter and food. Post Reconstruction, the lack of political, economic, and social prowess for the former slaves (because of a lack of proper integration of these slaves into society) caused for them to fall back into the same kind of oppression that they had faced during the time of

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