History Study - 1. 2. 3. 4. Reconstruction 18651877...

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1. Reconstruction 1865–1877 following the Civil War President Andrew Johnson continued Lincoln's lenient plans A sweeping Republican victory in the 1866 Congressional elections in the North gave the Radical Republicans enough control of Congress that they over-rode Johnson's vetoes and began what is called "Radical reconstruction" in 1867. Congress removed the civilian governments in the South [3] in 1867 and put the former Confederacy under the rule of the U.S. Army. 2. Industrialization From 1865 to about 1913 , the U.S. grew to become the world's leading industrial nation Railroads opened up the West, creating farms, towns and markets where none had existed. The First Transcontinental Railroad , built by nationally oriented entrepreneurs with British money and Irish and Chinese labor, provided access to previously remote expanses of land. Meanwhile, a steady stream of immigrants encouraged the availability of cheap labor, especially in the mining and
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History Study - 1. 2. 3. 4. Reconstruction 18651877...

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