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Social PoliticalEconomic-Freemen are “free” but limited social economic freedom areallowed -Freedman’s-Bureau-Public schools start in the south -Vocational colleges “HBCU” started -South comes back into the union -13th, 14th, 15th amendments-Black codes: jim crow laws limit freedmen's liberty -Impeachment of Johnson -Grant administration corruption influence of$ in gov’t -Northern economic interests restrict southto cotton ; related industries -Textile mills-Lumber -North continues mechanization, diversification -America's shift from moral causes to making money -Gilded age-High tariffs -Internal improvementsQuestions Facing the Union There were a number of significant questions facing the US following the Civil War….What to do with the four million freed blacks who were no longer slaves? What did the govt even owe them, if anything at all? What to do with the south, whose entire way of life had just been shattered and whose resourcesNew Life for “former” slaves?.......-Many slaves were re-enslaved by their former masters as soon as Union soldiers left theera -Many slaves felt a loyalty to their former owners and stayed on the farm to work -SOme slaves became destructive in their new freedom and destroyed private property oftheir former masters, getting them immediately into legal trouble…..What to do we do with freedom?.....-Most slaves traveled the roads after gaining their freedom, looking for lost loved ones that they had been separated from or traveling with their families and looking for a new place to live or work -Blacks had been guaranteed some things under govt terms of emancipation, things like education The freedmen's bureau-Was set up in march 1863 in an effort to supply freed blacks with job skills and a basic
education -It served as a kind of early welfare organization as it provided food,shelter, and

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