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What was the reconstruction of 1877?

What was the reconstruction of 1877?

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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: History
Course: America Civilization Since 1865
Professor: Kari frederickson
Term: Winter 2016
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Cost: 25
Name: History 104 week one notes
Description: Notes from the first day of class!
Uploaded: 01/14/2016
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Reconstruction????


What was the reconstruction of 1877?



January 13, 2016

Two photos????

• Lee and Grant

o Shaking hands to end the Civil War

o 1865

• 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

Reconstruction 1865-1877????


Who were grant and lee?



We also discuss several other topics like How being a prisoner or guard affected people’s behavior?

• 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  

ended  

o Great inflation  

o Had to rely on community  

• Very hard to get around???? no transportation


What did the reconstruction era do?



o South had little to no way to get around, not many railroads

▪ Most were blown up during the war

• Drought  

• 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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• Men

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

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