How The Reconstruction Era Changed America?

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The Civil War may have set over 4 million slaves free, but the Reconstruction Era brought a whole new set of problems. The Reconstruction Era was the period of time after the Civil War, in which the Confederacy was supposed to rebuild itself into a new and improved country, but that didn’t happen. Former President, Abraham Lincoln, had come up with new ideas to bring together the country. Those ideas included things, such as finding aid former slaves in funding education, healthcare, and employment, but before that could happen, on April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln. The Reconstruction Era made America the way it is today by providing former Americans with the tools to use for success. During the Reconstruction Era, which was from the years 1865 and 1877, the midwestern states had to go through drastic changes over a series of multiple years. In 1869, only 4-years after the Civil War ended, a Transcontinental Railroad, which was known as the Pacific Railroad, was built up…show more content…
From the years 1900-1990, there were thousands of inventions made. All different sorts of varieties of inventions were being released, such as the automobile, which was invented in 1901 by a man named Henry Ford. Ford created the assembly line, which made it possible to create the Model T engine in only ninety-three minutes. Also, in 1901, a man named Guglielmo Marconi was the first to broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal. These inventions had an effect on the midwestern states by creating a more luxurious and extravagant lifestyle of the residents living in the midwestern states, but that does not mean that the residents of the midwestern states were living the perfect life because they weren’t. They still had to deal with the catastrophe of the rest of the country, such as the discrimination of the North and the South against one another because of the slavery
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