The South would end up rejoining the Union as a crippled, angry population. This is not the outcome the Union had hoped for. Sherman’s march through the South abused the innocent in order to punish and eventually defeat the guilty. He ruined the lives of many civilians in the South and generations of southern civilians to come. This punishment of the whole population showed that Sherman had no interest in a united country.
In the proposals prior to the journey, officials made people believe it would be an easy journey. The language of the Indian Removal Act foreshadowed the horrific treatment of the Native Americans referring to them as savages and barbarians. The actions towards Native Americans were humiliating and degrading including being dragged from their homes and buried in unmarked graves. These Native Americans were forced to leave their entire livelihood behind only to support the white cause, which did not benefit them in any
The government levied a new poll tax they couldn 't afford and this meant they couldn 't vote anymore. The 'grandfather clause ' was introduced, it stated that any person whose grandfather was a slave didn 't have the right to vote. Through a literacy test they requested that uneducated slaves could vote. "Black codes" were introduced to forbid to black people the right to own a gun. A terrible racist society, called the Ku Klux Klan, was created in 1865 to prevent black people from gaining rights.
Rand Paul once said “The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.”(Brainy Quotes). In Louisiana, receiving equal rights was probably considered impossible in the 1960’s. Segregation was insurmountable to escape; everywhere you turned there were signs stating “Whites Only” or “Colored Entrance”. The blacks, although citizens of the United States, were still separated unfairly. Citizens that did nothing to deserve the discrimination they drew in by others were ridiculed for the color of their skin, the way they were born.
Andrew Jackson disobeyed a direct order from the Supreme Court, which it means he was above the law. I really wonder how Americans tolerated him, at that time, he was cruel to the Indian common man. Because of him, the Native Americans have the worst end of the Trail of Tears. They are the ones who are forced out of their traditional homes and sent away on a journey of pain and death. Those who had fallen ill, most of the time died, and those who had the will to move on were able to make it to the end and start new lives.
Being a citizen meant leaving what other life they had in the former countries, meaning these people had nowhere to go. Getting kicked out of one 's home is the most undesirable thing a family faces. Being kicked out of the US wasn’t all, but before getting kicked out Anglo, Mexican Americans were taking all of the hard jobs nobody wanted. When the depression hit, depression was even worse for Mexicans. Anglo 's were
White Americans loathed the Indians because they were “undeserving” of the fertile land they had. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights. In two separate cases, (Cherokee
The Reconstruction was unsuccessful because it was never finished and faced a big problem, the president get assassinated.The main point was to help the South been how it was before in terms of economic issues . The South was destroyed because a lot of battles of the Civil War were fought there. Another problem faced in the Reconstruction was the free slaves issue, after the Reconstruction had ended, freed slaves who had been elected to federal and state officials were quickly voted out, and the Southerners used violence and terror groups like the Ku Ku Klan to enforce the policies of the Solid South. After all, Reconstruction didn 't really help the South, and it was never a real Reconstruction.
When I moved to America, I was never accepted. People looked at me like I was dirt. They loathed my honey colored skin. This is my story; you will learn the chainman’s side of the exclusion act. White people believed we stole their jobs.
When the people refused, the British destroyed the village. (Adichie 3) Because of the little regard for African people, the British destroyed an entire village because the people wouldn’t abandon their “primitive ways”, for their own ways. Adichie shows lack of empathy in The Headstrong