January 13, 2016
• Lee and Grant
o Shaking hands to end the Civil War
• George Bush
o Taken on aircraft carrier with banner saying “Mission Accomplished” o 2006
o mission was not accomplished in Iraq, still going on today
• Comparing the two photos saying things are still very hectic even after the photos were taking insinuating that the problems are solved
o Just because war is over doesn’t mean conflict has ended
o Legacy of those battles are still with us
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• In 1865 there was nothing to help rebuild
o Not much involvement from the government
▪ Only for mail or liquor
▪ No FEMA or red cross, nothing to help people
• Incredible property damage and no money to help rebuild
o Confederate money was useless
o Biggest form of wealth in south???? land and slaves
▪ Wealthy, white, southerners were basically irrelevant after the war
o Great inflation
o Had to rely on community
• Very hard to get around???? no transportation
o South had little to no way to get around, not many railroads
▪ Most were blown up during the war
• 750,000 people died during the war
o boys as young as 13 were going off to war
o if you made it home, you probably didn’t make it home in one piece
• White Women
o Chances for a good life are to marry into wealth
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o Want to become independent land owners We also discuss several other topics like What are the sources of microorganisms in food?
• African Americans
o Many moved to the city to get jobs/land, along with trying to find kin