Reconstruction was the period of time after the civil war in which southern states were rebuilt and brought back into the union there were opposing views on how to rebuild the southern states and the status of african americans in this new union. Reconstruction, one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in american history, began during the civil war and ended in 1877 it witnessed america's first experiment in interracial democracy. Before the civil war, immigration to the united states largely originated in northern and western european countries, such as great britain (particularly ireland), germany, and scandinavia, with smaller numbers of immigrants from china and mexico settling in california and the far west. With the war coming to an end, the question of how to reunite the former confederate states with the union was a divisive one lincoln's presidential reconstruction plans were seen by many, including radical republicans in congress, to be too tolerant towards what they considered to be traitors.
The civil war was the first war in which people at home could absorb battle news before the smoke cleared eyewitness accounts by reporters and soldiers were relayed via telegraph to the country's 2,500 newspapers, printed almost immediately and then read voraciously by citizens desperate to know how their boys were faring. Explore texas by historical eras civil war and reconstruction 1861-1870 by katie whitehurst texas responded to the election of abraham lincoln by joining the confederacy in early 1861, a few weeks before the first shots were fired at fort sumter. The period after the civil war, 1865 - 1877, was called the reconstruction period abraham lincoln started planning for the reconstruction of the south during the civil war as union soldiers occupied huge areas of the south he wanted to bring the nation back together as quickly as possible and in.
Federal law trumps states' rights medical advances in many ways the civil war set the stage for modern medicine, providing thousands of poorly schooled physicians with a vast training ground. In which john green teaches you about reconstruction after the divisive, destructive civil war, abraham lincoln had a plan to reconcile the country and make it whole again then he got shot. During the civil war, republican leaders agreed that slavery had to be permanently destroyed, and that all forms of confederate nationalism had to be suppressed.
In the history of the united states, reconstruction era has two uses the first covers the entire nation in the period 1865-1877 following the civil war the second one, used in this article, covers the transformation of the southern united states from 1863 to 1877, with the reconstruction of state and society in the former confederacy. The reconstruction acts inaugurated the period of radical reconstruction, when a politically mobilized black community, with its white allies, brought the republican party to power throughout the.
Reconstruction generally refers to the period in united states history immediately following the civil war in which the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious. Disunion follows the civil war as it unfolded the most obvious constitutional result of the civil war was the adoption of three landmark constitutional amendments the 13th ended slavery forever in the united states, while the 14th made all persons born in the united states (including the former. Reconstruction: reconstruction, the period (1865-77) after the american civil war during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the union of the 11 states that had seceded. The civil war brought the us together in two ways: it ended slavery since slavery was a major bone of contention between the two regions, ending it helped make the us more of a united whole. The civil war was the turning point in the us history, while the reconstruction era has completed the achievements of the civil war and changes launched by the war.
- success of reconstruction reconstruction was the time period following the civil war, which lasted from 1865 to 1877, in which the united states began to rebuild the term can also refer to the process the federal government used to readmit the defeated confederate states to the union. Reconstruction was the period following the civil war in which the national government attempted to reintegrate the southern states that had formed the confederacy back into the united states from 1865, when the war ended, until 1877, the national government worked to establish order in the south. The civil war in the united states began in 1861, after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states' rights and westward expansion. The american civil war (also known by other names) was a war fought in the united states (us) from 1861 to 1865 the civil war is the most studied and written about episode in us history.
The confederate states of america was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the united states in 1860 following the election of president abraham lincoln. Reconstruction refers to the period following the civil war of rebuilding the united states it was a time of great pain and endless questions on what terms would the confederacy be allowed back into the union.
This curriculum unit of three lessons examines the social, political and economic conditions of the southern states in the aftermath of the civil war and shows how these factors helped to shape the reconstruction debate as well as the subsequent history of american race relations. This was the solution to the contested presidential election of 1876 and futhermore brought an end to the period of reconstruction following the civil war confederacy this was the group of southern states that seceded from the united states from 1860-1865. That principle, which we know today as civil rights, originated in the civil war and the turbulent era of reconstruction that followed with union victory, the status of the former slaves in the reunited nation became the focal point of the politics of postwar reconstruction.