12-5-07 Notes

12-5-07 Notes - 12/5 The Unfinished Revolution Legacies of...

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12/5: The Unfinished Revolution: Legacies of the Civil War 1. How Free is Free? -War reunited Union -Slavery over: 13 th Amendment., Dec 1865 -Meaning of freedom? -Partial, full citizenship? -Preview of Recon. -1865: Near end of war, Freedmen’s Bureau -Until 1870 -Land distribution a. Freed People’s Goals -Freed peoples’ definition of freedom -Reunite, protect families -Wage labor -Independent property owning -Said years of unpaid work had earned them land -Political Rights 2. Key Players in Recon. a. Former Slaveholders and their Allies -Power in Presidential Recon. [1865-67] -Wrote new state constitutions -Accepted end of slavery -BUT no new rights/ protections for freed people -Black codes b. Mainline Republicans -Wanted to restore southern economy, keep southern planters out of power c. Freed People, Abolitionists, & Radical Repub. - Voting, political, educational and civil rights -Econ. Control, self-mastery, land -Thaddeus Stevens, Radical Republican, House of Reps. -40 acres and a mule= very radical d. Northern Whites -No land redistribution = property confiscation -Ongoing racial prejudice
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12-5-07 Notes - 12/5 The Unfinished Revolution Legacies of...

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