The first covers the complete history of the entire country from1865 to 1877 following theAmerican Civil War (1861 to1865); the second sense focuses on the attemptedtransformation of theSouthern United States from 1863to 1877, as directed by Congress, with the reconstruction ofstate and society.Three visions of Civil War memory appeared duringReconstruction: the reconciliationist vision, which was rooted incoping with the death and devastation the war had brought;the white supremacist vision, which included terror andviolence; and the emancipationist vision, which sought fullfreedom, citizenship and Constitutional equality for AfricanAmericans.Reconstruction Era
●April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated byJohn Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford'sTheatre.●Andrew Johnson succeeded Lincoln as the seventeenthpresident of the United States.●Andrew Johnson supported Lincoln less harsh views ofrebuilding the South.●Radical Republicans did not like President Johnson andattempted to have him removed from office byimpeaching him.
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Abraham Lincoln,American Civil War,Ulysses S. Grant,Reconstruction era of the United States