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South Killed Reconstruction Dbq Analysis

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The South killed Reconstruction most by their resistance against the North. Reconstruction started after the Civil war between 1865-1876. During the Civil War, the North and South battled, (The North won) and the South laid in ruins. The United States was willing to let the South back in under some conditions, and that marked the day Reconstruction started. During the Reconstruction era, the South resisted the North’s help and Reconstruction died. Resistance means to oppose an offer or an offering. Southern resistance killed Reconstruction socially, economically, and politically. The South killed Reconstruction socially in the South by allowing a group called the KKK to take control and harm citizens. The Klu Klux Klan (KKK) was a group of white southerner men who publicly tortured or brutally harmed blacks and republicans for several reasons. They wanted an…show more content…
Northerners lost interest in the South and their problems. “Weary of the ‘Negro Question’ and sick of ‘Carpet-bag’ government, many Northern voters shifted their attention....” (Document C). The North was tired of being asked the Negro question (where blacks being protected in the South) and having to worry about the corrupt government in the south. This quote is explaining that the North decided to go elsewhere and deal with other problems. The South decided to continue to fight about the ‘Carpet-Bag’ government and resisted the North’s help when it was offered. Reconstruction slowly died when the South kept resisting the help from the North. In the South, people such as the KKK took control of the South and the North got sick of it. Southerners resisted help and decided to use an corrupt government and ideas in the South. The North was sick of being told that they were not protecting blacks in the South and neglected them. The South killed Reconstruction because of their resistance over the North’s help, and their corrupt ideas for reconstructing the
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