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Unformatted text preview: HIST 2111- NOTES CH. 15: Reconstruction and the New South I. Major Themes Problems faced by the South after the war The impact of Radical Reconstruction Reestablishment of white control after the Reconstruction The dominance of the race in question in the South during the post- Reconstruction period Civil war ended in 1865 with surrender of the South at Appomattox Courthouse All Southern slaves were emancipated; they had their freedom, but had nowhere to go The federal government kept troops in the South to maintain order and protect free slaves Congress est. agency of the Army, Freedmans Bureau in 1865; took care of slaves, gave them food and water North debated on whether the South should be punished for all the embarrassment, etc. and the war they caused Congress (Radical Republicans) wanted to disenfranchise certain southern whites and keep them from voting; wanted freedom of blacks to be protected Radical Republican also feared if they allowed the South back into the Congress,...
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