Week 1 Lecture : The Reconstruction Era
Week 1 Lecture : The Reconstruction Era History 1302
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Week 1 Lecture Notes Reconstruction Era The Reconstruction Era 0 1 8651 877 0 Covers the complete US history after the civil war and the transformation of the southern United States 0 This was the period which followed the civil war This period was dominated by issues created by the abolition of slavery and the North defeating the south in the civil war 0 President Lincoln favored a more permissive approach reuniting the union an increasingly radical faction in congress sought out to punish the south 0 Ultimately in the end The reconstruction failed to ensure equality for southern African Americans Radical Republicans 0 Tried to use congress to block moderate approaches 0 Advocated severe punishments for post civilwar south 0 They wrote the 14th and the 15th amendment to the constitution A 14th amendment ratified on July 9 1868 granted citizenship to all person born or naturalized in the United States including former slaves recently freed B 15th amendment ratified on February 3 1870 prohibits states from denying voting rights to citizen based on race color or previous condition of servitude Black Codes 0 Southern State legislatures passed black codes to limit freedoms of African Americans freed men 0 These laws were passed in 1865 and 1866 0 Part of a larger pattern of Southern whites trying to suppress the new freedom of now freed African American slaves 0 Laws had the intent to restrict african american freedoms compelling to work in labor economy based on low wages and debt A Some of these examples included requiring southern blacks to enter into annual labor contracts and outlawing land ownership 0 Many Northerners interpreted black codes as an attempt to reestablish slavery and as a way to reject the hardwon civil war victory Ku Klux Klan 0 Aterrorist group that helped overthrow local reformminded government and to restore white supremacy throughout the South The Compromise of 1877 0 The compromise was a purported informal unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed presidential election of 1876 in the favor of Rutherford B Hayes 0 Pulled federal troops out of state politics in the south and eventually ended the reconstruction era
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