The period between the end of the Civil War and the Great Depression had many notable achievements such as western expansion and the Reconstruction Era. However it was also a time period in which many minority groups were fairly disappointed in the American government. The Reconstruction Amendments had many holes not making it effective enough, and with more expansion to the West came more extreme racism towards Native Americans. It is clear that there were attempts to change America for all the people’s freedom, but there are still many flaws those changes possess. Because of that, I find myself in the middle of the debate about who benefited most from this time period.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, was an exceptional book written by Joseph Ellis. There a myriad of historical facts and quotes from some of the most salient figures in American history. These individuals have molded how the American society is today. Although many of these people made mistakes in their careers, these mistakes have changed us for the better. While their thought process may have been flawed, their executions of the ideas may have been carried out better.
The Battle of Yorktown was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Yorktown took place on Tuesday, October 09, 1781 in Yorktown, Virginia and ended in victory for the American colonists. In August 1781, General George Washington learned that Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis ' army was near Yorktown, Virginia and positioned his troops behind the fortifications at the town of Yorktown. Washington decided to quietly move his army away from New York City. He had a goal of crushing Cornwallis ' isolated force.
Rebecca, I agree with your view on President Lincoln 's actions being revolutionary for the time. While Lincoln faced opposition to some of his beliefs a majority of his actions influenced the United States in the long term. I also agree that the Emancipation Proclamation was the greatest measure of his presidency. The Emancipation Proclamation was a decree that freed slaves in areas of rebellion if they were to fight in the war, which did not please everyone (Faragher,396). I really enjoyed your discussion over Lincoln 's cabinet it played a major role in the struggles of Lincoln 's presidency.
DACA has gave many opportunities to many dreamers in the world and taking that back when every congress feels the need to do so is not okay for the lives of these people. DACA and dreamers have shown to be loyal and good to this country despite the hate and mistreatment the DACA controversy has created and boosted the economy due to hard work. Republicans hate and lack of ability to work with the rest of congress only shows that DACA is just a meaningless immigration act. DACA has been used as a scapegoat to blame for social problems like "chain-migration" which is also a socially constructed concept created by Americans, for them to believe it is okay to forcefully and cruelly getting rid of dreamers. DACA is a positive and economy booster to America therefor it should stay to continue to allow dreamers to open opportunities for
The American Civil War began in 1861 and it came to an end on 13th May 1865, with a victory for the North. However, in the past the South had won earlier battles of the war, at first they appeared to have strong military leadership. There were many reasons why the South did not win the war, other than their poor strategy within the military generals. Economic, social, political and military were one of the major factors. The North was better economically than the South, and this enabled the North to buy more guns, supplies, and equipment for the war.
The Lost Cause was an outlet for many southerners to show their unshakable Confederate pride and in the process of the movement, political complications arose. The Lost Cause also spread hypocritical deceptions about the Civil War, slavery, and redemption, because the information and recollections were given by ex confederates who were very biased. However, it managed to influence many people on the workings of society during the years prior, during, and following the Civil War, making the Lost Cause a very powerful, if not important movement in the United
America has gone through their fair share of political changes, but the reconstruction era was one of the more difficult of these changes. The Civil War was over and the U.S. had to somehow reintegrate the country and inforce new laws, while figuring out how to deal with the four million newly freed slaves. The reconstruction era was the time when the United States was trying to put itself back together as a stronger more united nation. While eventually many politicians gave up and moved on to other problems, the era did see many achievements as well as
The North had beaten the South in the Civil War. The North won the war for many reasons; they had some advantages over the South, a great leader, and the desire to win. The North and South fought many battles before the Civil War ended. Each battle had a different outcome and some encouraging the fight and some ended in despair.
They began getting involved in these affairs thinking it’s more beneficial for their country. However from books a history it is evident that it only weakened the country, resulted in many wars between countries and just devastated
If it were not for the Abolition movement, the Women’s Rights movement, the Civil Rights movement, and many other social movements, U.S. would not have progressed and evolved the way it has. 5)
In the 1840’s there was a wave of democratization created after Jackson’s presidency. It was created the value of the common man, and the importance of every person who was in the government. Of course, there were exceptions to this rule as there still certain groups like blacks or women that were viewed as inferior, but the majority of the population felt like they had worth. This led to series of reforms: hospitals for the mentally ill, schools for people with physical disabilities, the temperance movement, and labor unions. This movements fought a better society with better treatment even though there would be no economic incentives to do so.
However, with all of the good things that the new era brought, it also brought many bad things too. For an example, it brought bad living conditions, poverty, segregation, women don’t have rights, and monopolies. Something needs to change to make America better. The era that makes this possible, and gives America the potential to be a great country, is the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was the era that destroyed many things that the big industrialist liked having (i.e. monopolies)
It was very important for Grant to conquer as may states as he could. The union victory also gave Tennessee to the north which held a firm grip on it. It was a first major battle for the civil war and it had a lot of casualties on both sides that it showed the war wasn 't going to be fast nor easy. In the battle a great general was killed Albert Sidney Johnston it lessened southern morale Grant was heard to be drunk on the first day of battle which was April 6 and it caused him to gain others trust again which took him some time which he could have used to make more progress. It also gave Grant the thought the war wasn 't going to be easy and that the south was not going to give up easily.
Essay Questions for Section I 1) The key point of the Reconstruction was to reconstruct the South, in order to, bring it back into the United States. However, there were many issues that the federal government had to deal with during this time period. In my opinion, I would say the primary issue that the federal government was faced with, would be figuring out how to bring the South back into the United States. The other main issue that the federal government was faced with, would be to figure out was what to do with the freed slaves.