It all depends how you look at it. Laws that were set up weren’t always followed correctly, but laws were still being set up to protect African Americans rights. It must have been a success because now today, they are known as citizens and have the right to vote. But then again, the rise of the Klu Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups, in combination with the Black Codes, began to intimidate freed slaves and push back their civil liberties. For me, the Reconstruction was a
Another reason why it could have been the North's fault is because there was racism in the North too (Doc. D para. 1)), but the racism wasn’t as bad as in the South. In the South they abused Blacks, but in the North they just limited the Blacks rights. There are many different reasons if the North or South killed reconstruction, but we will never know who truly killed
I feel like there were more problems than the book mentioned but the main problems were still there. They did not want the slaves to be free and they did not want black men to gain equal rights as white men because the white men in the South believed that black men should not be considered equal to white men. The book did a good job of showing the view of the South and that is important because you need to look at both sides of the argument before you make a
Purple - Sophia Colavitti Red - Michael Lee Blue - Justin Hanna Pink- Alyssa Lam Orange: Savannah Kao RECONSTRUCTION TIMELINE 1862 - Lincoln appoints military governors in Southern States. Abraham Lincoln appoints temporary military governors to rebuild the governments in Southern states that were taken back by the Union army. March 3, 1865 - The Freedmen's Bureau established April 8, 1865 - Lee surrenders This had an impact on the Reconstruction period because if Lee wouldn’t have surrendered, the reconstruction period may have not been able to start until later on.
The Kansas Territory was opened up to be voted as free or slave state due to the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. Anti-slavery and pro-slavery came to vote. The free city of Lawrence was looted by pro-slavery men (History.com, 1991). The anti-slavery people would not stand this. John Brown and a group of men responded and killed some pro-slavery men (Dunne, J., Regan, P. (Eds.), 2011).
Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
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.
Before the Black Death, peasants had to be in debt to the lords in order to use their land. This system was unfair and it burdened peasants with obligations. When the Black Death happened, this system was changed. Many peasants died because of the plague, so there was a shortage in labor. Fields were abandoned and crops were not harvested.
With the economy of the United States just starting up many people needed to find a new cheap form of labor. The answer was simple, slavery. The idea of slavery created lots of tension between the Northern and Southern states during the 1800s. Some argued for slavery was beneficial but they were wrong. Once you look at the religion, the declaration of independence and from the way slaves are treated you will see that slavery is the greatest form of injustice placed upon people of another race.
Woodson challenges the meaning of the educated Negro. He claims that the educated Negro often removes himself from the black community and is brainwashed by whites; to view their race as inferior. The author points out Negros desire high paying job that require minimum skills, he argues foreigners come to America and become more successful than African American because of the white privilege that doesn’t favor black. This mean newcomer from other countries have a better chance of having a good life compared to blacks because the American system controlled by whites prevent them from being successful. Dr. Piper spoke about intersectionality, white privilege, and its effects on society.
The Civil war did reduce the sectional antagonism in the Northern and Southern states. Lincoln was a major factor in the changing of this country, he fought for slavery but not necessarily for their freedom but because of the economy and how the enslaved worked in the South: the South were more agricultural based and the North were more industrial based. The Northern and Southern cultures were established. This sectionalism was the reason that ultimately led to the Civil War. However, this sectional antagonism faded away by the end of the 19th century and it “ultimately made the United States truly ‘one nation”.
During this period there were droughts, floods, and soil erosion in the South. They were held accountable for their share of the portion of crop, as well as their landlord’s, so many of them had to declare bankruptcy and they suffered financial losses. (“Great Migration: What Caused the Great Migrations” 73). African Americans moved North to escape racial discrimination such as Jim Crow Laws, poor schools, and second-class citizenship (Horton 114). They believed they would be given more rights and economic power in the North, which would have removed racial barriers and helped cause the movement (“Great Migration: What Caused the Great Migrations?” 72).
From the dawn of the United States, there were clear sectional differences in the county. The South had slaves and the North did not. The North had mercantilism and the South had agriculture. The founding fathers had the chance to vastly change these differences by abolishing slavery in the Constitution, but they feared the Constitution not being ratified by the Southern states. These differences, while at the time, may have seemed small, gave our country two unique economies.
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.
But there were other unique obstacles in their way, which Johnson turned to the president to address. She made clear to Lincoln that she had weighed the pros and cons of her son’s enlistment beforehand. She even considered the horror that he might be taken prisoner. Confederates identified black soldiers as slave insurrectionists, regardless of their antebellum status. They released their wrath on captives in the form of summary executions and re-enslavement, as if they had engaged in high treason against the Southern nation-state.