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1Reconstruction and The WestMichael James Taylor jrHST/165Dec 9, 2015Dr. J. Randal III
2Reconstruction and The WestOver the course of this paper we will cover the rebuilding of the south, post civil war and the expansion of the United States to the west and its effects and consequences. The events and decisions that shaped the south of which also eventually led to the southern United States expansion into the industrial revolution. The South’s Ridiculous attempt at radicalism Post civil war southern United States saw much turmoil in regards to the comfort and usual way of life for the upper class whites. What had been, not entirely a free work force due to purchase price and cost of feeding and lodging these individuals. But, what was ultimately an ultralow cost employee, were now free from slavery and as well a new burden on society and the taxpayers. In addition, a lot of the freed slaves fled the south to escape the life they had been forced into as well as to find lost family members. In an attempt to force equalization onto the citizens of the south, Radical Republicans used the lack of Southern State Congressmen to pass laws that forced southern states to partially integrate freed slaves into the communities. One problem these radicals met was President