Reconstruction - Reconstruction April 1 1865 The Civil War...

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Reconstruction 1/11/15April 1, 1865The Civil War is over, the south has lost. Abraham Lincoln dies within one weekReconstructionoThe bond between the north and the south. Reconstructing the south, physically. oRestore the nation; bring back the 11 states that left the nation. This is done by implementing amendments in the United States. oSlavery- by the end of the civil war the war was fought for 2 reasons. One to end slavery. 4 million slaves had been freed. The slaves had been freed without compensation. They were worth 2.5 billion dollars (1865 money) today worth 40 billion. Angry white people in the south lolDebate whether the ex slaves will be full-fledged citizens. Will theyhave the right to vote, get married, quite a job? Reconstruction takes place in D.C oReconstruction also takes place in the southAfrican Americas want land; this gives them independence from whites or former slave owners. o“40 acres and a mule” oCannot happen because the land must first be taken from the white plantation owners. oLand is not granted to African Americans o10% of African Americans during reconstruction manage to scrape money and buy land. In addition to wanting land, African Americans want the right to vote. oWant the ability to move around. Movement provides economic opportunity Movement to find familyWhen blacks do move, whites think they are moving to not work.

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