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Today’s Points Reconstruction is the attempt of the nation to: a. Reunify the Union b. Redefine meaning of American citizenship and democracy by integrating former rebels and former slaves War and defeat transformed Southern society and led to abandoning of the South’s initial war aims. This created an initial opening for Reconstruction to succeed. The Promise and Problem of Reconstruction, 1865-1868 Lecture 12 The Civil War Settles Two Questions Could individual states opt out of and secede from the Union? NO Could slavery continue to coexist with the American constitution and idea of Liberty? NO Lincoln and abolitionists bring into war much later Appommattox Court House, Apr. 9, 1865 618, 000 dead Immense scale of death and injury Unconditional surrender can keep things, but must go home = keeping Union together Reconstruction Seeks to Answer New Questions 1. How exactly to reunify nation and reintegrate former rebel states?
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course HIST 207 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Cal Poly.

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