Chapter 18 Reading

Chapter 18 Reading - Chapter 18 Reading What were the...

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Chapter 18 Reading What were the different approaches to Reconstruction? How did white southerners respond to the end of the old order in the South? To what extent did blacks function as citizens in the reconstructed south? What were the main issues in national politics in the 1870s? Why did Reconstruction end in 1877? In the absence of southern members, the wartime Congress had centralized national power and enacted the republican economic agenda: o It passed the Morrill Tariff, which doubled the average level of import duties. o The National Banking Act created a uniform system of banking and bank- note currency and helped finance the war. o Congress also decided that the first transcontinental railroad would run along a north-central route, from Omaha to Sacramento, and donated public land and sold bonds to ensure its financing. o In the Homestead Act of 1862, moreover, Congress provided free federal homesteads of 160 acres to settlers, who had only to occupy the land for
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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