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1 The Reconstruction Sam Mitchell- Barba University of Phoenix HST/ 165: U.S. History 1865 to 1945 Sept. 21 st , 2020 Nicholas Weeks
2 The South The end of the Civil War left the U.S. with the opportunity to reconstruct its core beliefs and laws that would affect how freed slaves would be treated. The Reconstruction Era designed to bring peace between the conflicting states, heavily impacted the future of Blacks living in America for the years to come. The Radical Reconstruction The Reconstruction Era followed the Civil War and was known as the time in U.S. History, where the Union attempted to readdress the inequities of slavery and basic American civil rights. The South, unpleased and embarrassed with the outcome concerning the Civil War, retaliated by attacking Blacks and Whites who supported the abolishment of slavery. The purpose of the Reconstruction era was to reunify the country by a restoring the relationship between the Confederate States and the Union. Was the Radical Reconstruction Enough? The Radical Republicans did not agree with the president at the time, they believed the South was going unpunished from their crimes. Though, I understand why it was handled the way it was and the importance of unifying the country, I do think there should have been a harsher punishment. Unfortunately, a lot of citizens in the Southern states today, harbor the same beliefs against African American’s as they did in the 1800’s. I believe the Radical Republicans desire to remake the South could have potentially sped up African American rights. I can also see

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