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Unformatted text preview: History 2057 Exam One Notes TA Info > Sarah: Himes 320, Mon., Wed. from 11-12:firstname.lastname@example.org Mainly Storylines of Course -- FCRR I. Foreign Policy- Explaining how the US came to play the role in the world as it does today- The US could hold its own in 1865 (Civil War ends), but it wasnt a super power- Major European countries rule the world II. The role of the government- Today, the government is huge, powerful and expensive- Latter third of 19 th century, the US government was none of the above- Newspapers didnt even have a correspondent at capital- The people want the government to be more controlling at this point III. Culture- Today we live in a consumer culture with a consumer economy were judged by what we buy- The economy is driven by consumption- But in 1865, most people spent their time at home and lived on farms and produced on their own- After this time, advertising begins to tell people what they want is what they need IV. Race Relations- This is a great example of how things dont always improve as time goes on- Race relations and government power are tied together ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Reconstruction- US concluded a very bloody civil war in 1865. It epitomized political system failure. Two main things the government could not handle 1) Whats the nature of the union? Is it perpetual or can it be taken apart; 2) What is the status of slavery in the US will it exist or not? 1) Whats the nature of the union? > The constitution does not outline whether states can secede 2) What is the status of slavery in the US will it exist or not? > The word slave and slavery are not in constitution intentionally > When they finish writing it, theyve created a document that allows for slavery to exist but doesnt guarantee its existence- No one can come up with answers to these questions so the war happens and answers questions. The north, the winner, said the union was perpetual.- When the civil war starts in 1861 and in 1862, slavery directly enters the war effort > Lincoln is forced to address the situation with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 > He is declaring slavery ended in states that he really had no control of > When the war ends, slavery comes to end in confederacy and they surrender > It really ends with the 13 th amendment - The South has to come back into the union but how?- Also, what is the status of the free slaves?- In 1857, Supreme Court declared that blacks, slave or free, were not US citizens- These two questions play a major role in reconstruction I. Major Players- White southerners > Its not as much a cohesive group as perceived > They had different opinions on secession; except S.C. had a meeting and they agreed > Not the case in other states > Once the states do leave the union, most people in those states generally agree on it > Still, there were some people who didnt agree throughout the whole thing...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course HISTORY 2057 taught by Professor Outland during the Fall '09 term at LSU.
- Fall '09