Radical Reconstruction shaped the way society looked upon the two previously

Radical reconstruction shaped the way society looked

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Radical Reconstruction shaped the way society looked upon the two previously stated groups. Due to Andrew Johnson’s failure, the Republicans would install military districts in the southern states which created bitterness between the north and south. After becoming enraged by segregation laws, the north sought to give freed slaves rights by passing the 13 th ,14 th , and 15 th amendments. They won favor with the freed men by replacing Confederate politicians with their peers. Although the Republicans helped freed slaves improve on their lives, they left the vulnerable group to the angry southerners. This created a great rift between the former slaves and the Republican party, which is still evident today. The southerners sought revenge on the former slaves by passing new segregation laws that worked against civil rights. The freed men sought work and equal treatment after their so-called emancipation but were denied it in southern states.
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They were equal on paper but everyone around them denied it. The freed men looked at the Republicans with sorrow and bitterness. Republicans would leave them to the southerners who would create the KKK and eventually lead to the Jim Crow laws. So after several years of
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  • Spring '08
  • VictoriaAllison
  • Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Reconstruction era of the United States, Andrew Johnson

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