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Reconstruction Period

reconstruction Period

Nicodemus. Thereafter, the federal government would guarantee all Americans equality before the law against state violation. It was the oldest of about twenty towns established predominately for blacks in the West. But the more numerous moderate Republicans hoped to work with Johnson while modifying his program. Conflicts Over Reconstruction, the issue of how to bring the rebellious states back into the Union consumed much of the think. Reconstruction witnessed far-reaching changes in Americas political life. Under it, when one-tenth of a states prewar voters took an oath of loyalty, they could establish a new state government. This selective bibliography provides a listing of books, journal articles, videos, and magazine articles about the reconstruction era from. . Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. . Increasingly, the new Southern governments looked to Washington,.C., for assistance. (5-8b) Ho For Kansas!

reconstruction Period

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated less than one week later. Radical Republicans, believed Johnson was being far too lenient and was allowing former rebels too much of a role in the new governments of the South. They were considered corrupt individuals who were using Reconstruction as a means to advance their own personal interests. . In 1871 the administration launched a legal and military offensive that destroyed the Klan. Their actions debunked one of the strongest myths underlying Southern devotion to the peculiar institutionthat many slaves were truly content in bondageand convinced Lincoln that emancipation had become a political and military necessity. It was still very unclear, however, what form this revolution would take. Origins of Reconstruction, the national debate over Reconstruction began during the Civil War.

African American Odyssey, introduction, overview, object List, search. These migrants became known as "Exodusters" and the migration became known as the "Exoduster" movement. Neither status offered much hope for economic mobility. African Americans strongly resisted the implementation of these measures, and they seriously undermined Northern support for Johnsons policies.