Cause Of Reconstruction Essay

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n A The Reconstruction begin as the Civil War had ended, American had fallen apart. It was to repair and renew the North and South but it also damaged the nation. Both sides had deal with vast amounts of damage. The south had suffered the destruction of their factories, railroads, the now worthless Confederate money, and mainly their slave-worked farms. The north suffered mainly from the political turmoil that was left in the aftermath of the war. The United States had to worry about the readmission of the 11 confederate states, but also had to answer the question on how the United States was going to deal with all these ex-slaves. As slaves were the bread and butter to the southern economy. Many this slaves didn’t know how to make it own…show more content…
This brought in era called the “Radical Reconstruction” also called the African American “Golden Age”. This started by Republicans officially won the Congress in 1866 elections. This allowed for Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Summer were ones that the lead the charge. This movement caused the Radicals and Moderates were able to pass the First Reconstruction Act of 1867 it annulled all of 10 confederate states from the Union except the state of Tennessee and Congress had approve not the president. There were new conditions for readmission which required them to grant African-American men right the vote and ratify 14th Amendment in order to reenter them Union. Johnson vetoed this bill which made Congress upset and pass the bill buy…show more content…
Many laws that were great and helped the African Americans. The southern did believe in these laws and many of were not followed. The Radical Republicans were thinking in the right direction and many African Americans supported them. Change was limited by the fact that south did let the Africans Americans vote and increasing violence against them. Still the 13th and 14th Amendments were passed even if the Southern Democrats didn’t agree because this will lead to change that allows other discriminated groups. I believe that Reconstruction was a change for the better because it allowed people open an opportunity for change and made an enormous impact what was doing to
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