lincolnandsouth - meaningofthewar JohnsonandLincoln ,, ,t

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Effort of what the nation should look like after the war and interpreting the  meaning of the war Johnson and Lincoln Imaging what the nation is like and interpreting it from the civil war South- completely different, resent vision of Lincoln, and hated what the radical  republicans were thinking, they sent troops to the south and ensured that the  slaves were given freedom  Different conceptual conception Concept: Southern Whites angry over Radical Republican rule in South and effort to  enforce equal rights and radical equality and fearful of rising political power of  blacks. South will try to restore white supremacy through violence and end  Radical Republican influence Radical republicans expected the negative reaction in the south Incidents of homicides in Louisiana  The south were  Imaging a more just society to try to implement it from the Radical Republican,  argue that all the visions that they were fighting for were lost Went from slavery to segregated Segregation pushed by southern resistance Freedom as a New Experience New experiences for Emancipated Slaves A. Some blacks elected to political office (2 to US Sen.) Local level many blacks in politics B. Southern Blacks form their own Churches now- had been prohibited under  slavery
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C. Officially allowed to marry; slave marriages had no legal standing before Civil  War D. Start to travel; free movement had been restricted E. Education; most slaves could not read or write; Freedmen’s Bureau schools  become widespread Blacks could: Buy liquor Own a dog They started to find their families Key change: Blacks could now form their own churches and congregations Churches became central to the African Americans Could become legally married Widows who were legally married got benefits 
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