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Long Term Effects Of The Civil War

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The Civil War, fought from 1861 and 1865, was best know as “The War Between the States,” because it was between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. Although the war ended, it led to several long-term effects that have now impacted our community, geographically and economically that are still intact today. Income taxes were first created in the summer of 1861 to levy the war efforts. The congress was left to come up with a way to raise any money that remained in debt. They levied a 1% tax on wages on the first $1500 and 2% on any additional income. The civil war was won by United States, which ended in 1865. Which resulted in the Confederate states reuniting with the United States. The constitution assured freed …show more content…

This is where the Reconstruction Era was adopted from, a restoration to the South. Andrew Johnson was now president during this time due to Abraham Lincoln being assassinated days after the war ended. The Reconstruction era included changes in the community that ranged from Black Codes, Freedmen’s Bureau and the Civil Rights Act. In the end, the results were to that the there was more equitable taxation legislation. Public schools systems, laws against racial discrimination that were supported in public transport and economic development programs. During this reconstruction, President Johnson outlines several steps for the new states. He appointed governors, and pardoned the Southern whites. Many feared that the former confederate leaders would return in …show more content…

Sharecropping is the system of where the landlord allows a tenant to use land in exchanged for a share of the crop. Many slaves didn’t have places to go; slaves seek jobs and planters needed laborers; so they decided to rent land from white owner and raise crops. The tenant would settle would owned what and how much of the crops. In 1866, a social group known as the KKK, Ku Klux Klan was formed. It is a political organization that organized their frustration and sought to defeat their enemies and intimidate former slaves. They used acts if terrorism that ranged from murder, lynching, arson, rape and bombing to oppose the granting of the Civil rights, Adopting a hooded white costumed that represented the ghosts of the dead confederates that avoided their true identity, Today, the government has identified 384 battles that had a significant impact on the larger war. Over the years, the Civil War Trust and partners have tried to preserved many acres of battlefield; Although many of those battlefields have now been turned into malls, housing, and many more

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