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Unformatted text preview: Reconstruction 1865-1877 Original reconstruction: Reconstruction after the Civil war started in 1863 when Lincoln offered his plan to congress. While intended to be an improvement that would reshape the U.S. reconstruction ultimately backfired when no one knew what to do. Advantages: ● ● ● ● Confederate states were admitted back into the union Slavery was abolished New amendments added to the constitution Public education in South Disadvantages: ● ● ● ● ● ● Racial tension increased Freed slaves were uneducated and unprepared for freedom The president Lincoln killed before he could execute his plan Secret societies and white supremacy Violence and aggression in South (like massacres) Civil rights act nullified Many questions were left unanswered and unsolved but our plan hopes to address some of these overlooked issues. Our plan (Summary/overview) Rebuilding a country extremely difficult because there is no one right or wrong way to fix the problems, but with our four step plan, we hope to help restore the Union once again. 1. Build up southern economy 2. Secure civil rights 3. Provide reentry into Union for Confederate States and its leaders 4. Issue amendments Economics To rebuild economics in the south, the government would provide new cotton factory buildings. This would… ● ● Provide jobs for freed slaves and poor whites Keep cotton as a popular crop product in the south The factories would be run by loyal, dependable American citizens who are unprejudiced towards African Americans Economics continued... Another project that would help rebuild the economy in the south is founding public school buildings. This would… ● ● Provide opportunities for poor African Americans and whites to receive an education After school programs would help African Americans integrate into becoming citizens Civil Rights Civil Rights are important to establish so that citizens unable to receive an education are not exploited. They are the natural given rights of a human being. - African Americans get paid same amount that white men get paid - Freed slaves have a right to own property - They have a right to receive an education - Government jobs (besides politics) would not be segregated - All races will receive the same treatment for medical care, education, and employment Repatriation (Reentry into the Union) Since Confederate leaders still had not showed allegiance to the Union, they would have to work for the government (build schools and factories) for several months to display their loyalty to the Union, or they would have to pay off their time of service. Their service to the government would show their devotion and respect for America as a whole. Constitutional Issues (Amendments) We want to keep most of the original laws that were put in place, yet make a few changes of our own. - Working Rights - African Americans have the opportunity to apply for jobs and to be accepted without prejudice against their race. ➢ 14th amendment: which states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,...are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” ○ Thus, the 14th amendment would support giving African Americans the rights to have and keep a job. ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS Finally, we understand no plan is truly perfect and even the greatest of strategists will run into more issues. These few problems are only a fraction of what might actually happen and here also are the solutions we hope will solve them. 1. Issues: Jobs - Working white men could protest because they may feel that their job situations are insecure and they feel that the African Americans could easily replace them Solution: The 50/50 plan - There would be the same number of white and black employees in every government jobs so that there would be equal job opportunities for both white men and African Americans. 2. Issue: Schools - There needs to be new schools built, but the south is huge. Numerous amount of schools would have to be built to sustain the large land of the south, and that would require a lot of money for the government to spend. Solution: Confederates seeking reentry into the Union would help build these school buildings as a part of their serving time, and also, the money that they pay if they were to pay off their serving time, would go towards the funding of the buildings. One room school buildings would be built for every 50 miles. ISSUES & SOLUTIONS CONTINUED... 3. Issue: Civil Rights - No matter what there will be racial tension between whites and blacks between basic Rights like owning property or having rights to receive an education Solution: Even though these tensions and prejudice will remain for centuries, time could eventually heal the people’s disagreements. There may be revolts and angry citizens, but the government will have to uphold their created laws and amendments, so that they do not waver and suddenly change their minds to please the citizens. 4. Issue: Repartition - The Confederate leaders could be stubborn and refuse to reenter the Union, even though they have lost the war. Solution: The Confederate leaders would have to remain working for the U.S government without a wage or continue to pay the U.S government until they surrender and pledge allegiance to the Union. sources! "Library System - Howard University." Library System - Howard University. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2016. Kennedy, David M., and Lizabeth Cohen. 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