During the civil war of 1864 a military strategy known as Total War was introduced by the Union General, William Tecumseh Sherman. This strategy deeply impacted the south. Most southerners were asked to leave everything behind, including their homes, cities, and town dwellings (Overly). The destruction of millions of dollars worth of property caused a lot of hardship for the south (Overly). Many were left homeless, roaming the streets of their burnt town.
The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years. As the storms blew across the plains, it came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North.
The Gettysburg and Vicksburg were the turning points in the civil war because during these wars, the Confederate Army lost most men and also lost control over their last fort around the Mississippi River which caused the confederate states to be completely divided into two. Vicksburg liberated the Mississippi, ended the war in the West, and enabled Grant to go to the rescue of the Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga. Gettysburg ended Lee 's hopes of invading the North, and rendered his army incapable of effective action for many months. In strictly military terms, the Union was bound to win after this. But there was always the chance that Lincoln might have been voted out in the 1864 election, and that could have meant a compromise peace,
He believed that things would never truly be equal due to the color line, or as he referred to it, “the veil”. Despite American’s efforts to assist slaves in the transition to a free black American citizen, they just did not feel accepted. The Freedmen’s Bureau was set up in hopes that this would ease the transition but it didn’t help. This relates back to “the veil” the Du Bois refers to. The veil represents the African American’s feelings of inequality and inability to mesh with the white American citizens.
When the Civil War was finishing, the South was at a place where everything was a social disorder, and a horrible economic place. The Union had a war destroyed the southern crops, plantations, the cities, and many slaves were going to the Union while their chiefs to be in the Union army. The inflation became so horrible that when the war was finishing, just by buying a piece of bread cost so much money for the South. Thousands of Southern people suffered so much because they would either starve to death, lose their clothes, homes, lands, and even slaves. That is why, by 1865, Washington had a really difficult task of the Southern Reconstruction.
Ever heard of the Dust Bowl? “The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that really damaged the agriculture of the US and during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was a severe drought that has started to ruin the agriculture. When this happened the states including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico were affected” (Steinbeck). This act made many people who owned farms unemployed and they lost their farms and also there houses.
General Lee, was known for his aggressiveness on the battlefield, but on this day, it lost him the battle. He ordered a group of 15,000 men to strike the Union center, which held about 6,500 at the time, but had reinforcements nearby. The South had penetrated the Union center, until more of the Unions reinforcements arrived, pushing them back. As the Confederates kept being pushed back, only a few survivors remained. As they straggled back , they passed General Lee, who stated “It is my fault” (History.net).
A. I believe Reconstruction was a combination of success and failure. America was in the process of trying to put back together the broken pieces of Civil War. It was successful in its ways of trying to build America back up, but had failures that will not be forgotten. A big success was that the 13th Amendment went into effect and legally freed all black slaves, but now there was this large population of people who did not know how to live a normal life, and were still not seen as free people. I believe Reconstruction was a failure in the many ways slaves were not protected the way they should have been.
In Orwell’s novel, the pigs corrupted the entire farm and brought the farm to its old ways. The other animals were outside the farmhouse looking in the window, but the problem was they couldn’t tell the difference between human and pig (Orwell 124). The pigs started treating the other animals with the same treatment Mr. Jones had. Animal Farm had become Manor Farm all over again. The audience throughout the book could sense the ending being miserable for the animals.
The British were the main cause of the devastation of it, with the corn laws and the general insensitivity to Irish lives. It caused numerous deaths of Irish citizens and others to leave Ireland. Although some tried to help Ireland, it was not enough, and most did not care or thought everything would be fine. The song, “Dear Old Skibbereen” depicts a father telling his son what he, and many others, lost in the famine. They lost and suffered so much even though they did nothing
Ryan Nielsen 9/18/15 S.S.-2nd /Eng.-3rd DBQ:Reconstruction Who Killed Reconstruction North or South 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.
The Cotton Diplomacy failed because of three things. The South not knowing the risks of what could happen. Bad decisions made by the South that made most of the Confederacy starve. Also not thinking that France and England could go to other countries to get cotton. The south was so wrapped up in there ego that they thought that if they withheld their cotton from England and France that would make them want to help them win the war.According to the article: Dethroning King Cotton: The Failed Diplomacy of the Confederacy, France and England went to India and Egypt to get there cotton.
The Civil War ended in 1865 leaving the south disappointed and angry. The Union decided to help the south get back on their feet and have equal rights. Since the Emancipation Proclamation was put in place, the South was not allowed to own slaves. This took a big part of their economy away, so many were displeased. While the Emancipation Proclamation provided hope for former slaves, the KKK and lack of resources ultimately ended in social and economic inequality for African Americans.