The Reconstion was killed but by who the North neglection or the South resistance and why? Reconstruction was in process because of the war. The Civil war destroyed much of the south. In many groups it was not wanted such as the KKK. The KKK was a group against equal rights throughout African Americans. Other groups supported the Reconstruction such as Freedmen, African Americans who were freed during the war, and Carpetbaggers, people who went south to help the reconstruction in the south. There was much tension in the Reconstruction. The north killed Reconstruction in the south because the government frauds took away all President
To begin with, there are a few reasons why one would say that reconstruction in the south was a failure. One of these reasons being that, even after the civil war in the South’s government passed laws to limit the rights of the free African Americans. In document C we can see this is evident where it states “No negro or freedmen shall be allowed to come within the limits of the town of Opelousas without special permission of his employers. Whoever breaks this law will go to jail and work for two days on the public streets, or pay a fine of five dollars.” They wanted to keep the former slaves down even after they were freed.
Reconstruction caused prejudice and inequality. To elaborate, the creation of the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Codes were both in the time period of reconstruction, which caused chaos and violence throughout the Union. One of the goals of reconstruction was to repair the economy in the South, because it depended on slavery, which was now illegal, due to the thirteenth amendment. The South’s economic system now depended on Sharecropping, which caused former slaves to be in constant debt and was unjust to the black society. The reconstruction time period, was a time of dispute between the Union. Disputes were caused by disagreements between the North’s and the South’s way of life. The Reconstruction’s purpose was supposed to be a time period of forgiveness for the Union. Consequently, it led to many disagreements between the North and South. Overall, reconstruction was a time period of challenges, which led to failures, rather than a period of
Following the civil war, the south killed the reconstruction of the United States. (Reconstruction was putting the country back together after the Civil War) There are many reasons why, the south slowed down the reconstruction of the United States, the main reason was freedmen were not seen as equals to the white. The blacks were forced to vote for republicans, the blacks were looked at as free but not as equals in the south, the most powerful people lawyers, doctors and dentists who could make a difference were members of the Ku Klux Klan, who were against reconstruction. The southern leaders of the government only wanted white people in power, the north pulled out all its soldiers from the south, making it even more difficult for the freedmen to be free and equal.
Although many attempts were made to prioritize freedom and equality for all, these values were undermined by racist Southerners who wouldn’t accept equality. In the end, Reconstruction had failed and former slaves endured another hardship akin to slavery. However, Reconstruction still could have prospered. There are multiple events that, if they had occurred, Reconstruction would not have failed. For example, had the government continued to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau, then the South would have legislated their discriminatory laws much later, if not at all. If the Freedmen’s Bureau had continued, African Americans and poor whites would have continued to receive support from the government as well as from other volunteers, such as carpetbaggers and scalawags. Over time, Southerners would begin to realize that former slaves were becoming equals to them, and slowly begin to accept it, especially since blacks would have the resources and people to enforce this idea. This would lead to America being the just and equal society citizens had wanted since the
During the 1800’s slavery had been an issue not only around the country but throughout the world. It created many disputes and caused many violent outbursts. There was even a war fought over the right to own slaves. To some they thought slavery was unjust and inhumane but to others they thought that it was the only way to make profit. However in 1865 the constitution finally outlawed slavery in the us.(13th amendment) The constitution stated that governments were prohibited from depriving a person 's life, liberty and property. Although slavery was abolished many African Americans were still deprived of their rights and were treated just as poorly as before. The reconstruction was not only a failure but was treated as a joke to all african americans. This idea is shown through laws against African Americans and the unfair way they were treated.
Reconstruction was the twelve years after the civil war. Those twelve years were full of readjustment fixing the ruin the United States had fallen into. The problems that had the United states in disarray were how to, rebuild the South, reunite the states, and ensure the rights and protection of the newly freed African Americans. The civil war left the South in shambles, and newly freed slaves struggled to adjust to their new freedom. Most Southerners hated reconstruction and everything else about the North. Freed slaves felt that reconstruction was going to help them so in general, they felt good about reconstruction.
In the 1870s fights broke out, people were murdered, and the country was in chaos. It left us wondering who's to blame for the end of Reconstruction? After the Civil war slaves became freedmen but they didn’t have rights. An era called Reconstruction by historians began. Some people supported it. Carpetbaggers were northerners that went South to help Reconstruction efforts and freedmen. The Scalawags were Southern whites who supported Reconstruction. Radical Republicans were congressmen that supported African-American citizenship and punishment for former confederates. The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) didn't like the former slaves freedom or Reconstruction.The North put the army in the South to hold elections for new state governments and protect the freedmen. It seemed for a while that equal rights for the African-Americans would soon be granted. The thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were made. But then the South began
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.
Reconstruction? More like deconstruction. The reconstruction from the Civil War was a complete failure. It was more of a hindrance than a help. From the Lincoln plan to the Johnson plan, and even the Congressional plan was an utter abomination for the North and even the African Americans.
“War was easy. The hard part was cleaning up afterward.”- Evan Meekins. Ensuing the Civil War, the era of Reconstruction was a burdensome time in the south. Their land was destroyed, the economy was in transition, and their society was in cataclysm. Reconstruction was the endeavor to rebuild and reform the South politically, economically and socially after the Civil War.
After the civil war major reconstruction was needed. Southern states could not survive with the same social standards, but for now, blacks were free in the south. This also meant that the south would have to rely on other things besides slavery to boosts their economy. “For Blacks, it proved a hollow triumph. They enjoyed a brief decade of political relevance (The Civil War (1861-1865))”. The South had survived and blacks were now a part of society and relevant in the everyday average life. This however would have to change along with the social standard for blacks if the south wants to survive as
The goal of reconstruction was to rebuild the south and integrate the newly freed slaves into society. Reconstruction was a great concept but execution of it failed. Many schools were built and many newly freed slaves were registered to vote, but the southern ways took over again once the union soldiers stopped occupying the south. Southerners used sharecropping to basically bring back slavery, lynching of blacks started widespread in the south, blacks were threatened if they tried to vote, and many of the schools were given teachers who limited what was taught. This helps to show the significance that even after the war, which was fought for fair treatment of all, racist ideals still shaped the north and south and this would not be corrected for another 100
The Civil war was a war that was fought with the North and the South from 1861 throughout 1865. This war killed about 618,000 lives. Some reasons for the civil war were economic issues because the North was all about business and the South was all about farming, another reason was because of slavery because the people of the North banned slavery and the people of the South depend on it for produce. Also, because Abraham Lincoln was president at the time of the civil war era, Lincoln did not want to identify the South as being independent which started the war in 1861. Lincoln was all for the emancipation proclamation and freed the slaves. In the end the war ended with the North winning because the South basically went bankrupt and almost all men died. The reconstruction era after the civil war is basically rebuilding and brings back together the south because it was left in ruins, With the reconstruction came many rules such as leaders in the south were not allowed to public office, Northern soldiers supervised the south instead if the soldier of the south, Also many Northerners moved to the South during the reconstruction era which was known as carpetbaggers and they took advantage which upset many southerners. Due to the reconstruction, there were no laws, all banks were ruined, and rival money was basically worthless. Towards the end of the war, the Southerners’ passed “Black Codes” which is basically a law that wanted to limit the freedom for the African Americans.
During the civil war, many Americans lost and risked their lives to fight for their beliefs, emancipating the slaves or the White supremacy. The civil war resulted with the freedom of slaves and the period of Reconstruction (1865-1877). The Reconstruction tried to solve the problem of what would happen to the freed men and how the government would reintegrate the Southern States into the Union. Both of the said events caused social, political, and economic changes to American society.