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. The reconstruction era was the period from 1863 to 1877 in american history the term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the american civil war the second, to the attempted transformation of the 11 ex- confederate states from 1863 to 1877, as directed by congress. The reconstruction implemented by congress, which lasted from 1866 to 1877, was aimed at reorganizing the southern states after the civil war, providing the means for readmitting them into the union, and defining the means by which whites and blacks could live together in a nonslave society. In this updated edition of the abridged reconstruction, eric foner redefines how the post-civil war period was viewed reconstruction chronicles the way in which americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. The period after the civil war in which the states formerly part of the confederacy were brought back into the united states during reconstruction, the south was divided into military districts for the supervision of elections to set up new state governments.
The period of reconstruction took place in the southern united states from the end of the civil war in 1865 until 1877 the era was marked by intense controversies, which included the impeachment of a president, outbreaks of racial violence, and the passage of constitutional amendments. Eric foner, the dewitt clinton professor of history at columbia university, is the author of numerous books on the civil war and reconstruction his most recent book, the fiery trial: abraham lincoln and american slavery (2010), has received the pulitzer, bancroft, and lincoln prizes. A visual timeline of reconstruction: 1863-1877 click an image to jump to that section of the exhbit.
Reconstruction, in us history, the period (1865-77) that followed the american civil war and 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 at or before the outbreak of war. 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. The study of this period in american history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the united states today facing history has produced a series of videos and accompanying lessons that will introduce a rigorous study of the reconstruction era into american history classrooms. The history of facial reconstruction dates back almost 3,000 years egyptians and indians performed reconstruction on areas of the face such as the nose, ears and lips, along with skin grafting the bones and mummies of the dead were preserved.
Most former slaves in the south, meanwhile, became sharecroppers during the reconstruction period, leasing plots of land from their former masters in exchange for a percentage of the crop yield by 1880 , more than 80 percent of southern blacks had become sharecroppers. This is a selected bibliography of the main scholarly books and articles of reconstruction, the period after the american civil war, 1863-1877 (or 1865 to 1877. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes reconstruction (1865-1877) study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Reconstruction refers to the period immediately after the civil war from 1865 to 1877 when several united states administrations sought to reconstruct society in the former confederate states in particular by establishing and protecting the legal rights of the newly freed black population.
President johnson presents plans for reconstruction benjamin butler , notorious union general in the civil war and advocate of rights for african americans, elected to congress as a radical member of the republican party. History & culture the reconstruction era (1861 to 1898), the historic period in which the united states grappled with the question of how to integrate millions of newly freed african americans into social, political, and labor systems, was a time of significant transformation within the united states. The reconstruction era covered a period of 12 years in american history and started with the end of the civil war and the assassination of president abraham lincoln president lincoln was pronounced dead on april 15, 1865 and vice president andrew johnson assumed the presidency on the same day.
Reconstruction, 1865-77, in us history, the period of readjustment following the civil war at the end of the civil war civil war, in us history, conflict (1861-65) between the northern states (the union) and the southern states that seceded from the union and formed the confederacy. Reconstruction, the era following the us civil war, was an effort to reunify the divided nation and integrate african americans into society.
Digital history id 2915 the twelve years following the civil war carried vast consequences for the nation's future reconstruction helped set the pattern for future race relations and defined the federal government's role in promoting racial equality. If popular culture helps americans understand history, there's good news and bad news for the period known as reconstruction the good news: the era's story is told in two of the biggest. The union victory in the civil war in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the south during the reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new. The period of presidential reconstruction lasted from 1865 to 1867 andrew johnson, as lincoln's successor, proposed a very lenient policy toward the south andrew johnson, as lincoln's successor, proposed a very lenient policy toward the south.