Reconstruction of the United States
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This paper discusses the Reconstruction of the United States. It analyzes the positives and negatives of the Reconstruction period. The paper concludes that the Reconstruction, though a positive and valid idea, did not accomplish what it was intended to accomplish. However, the paper does mention the positive outcomes that did eventuate from the period.
From the Paper:"The Reconstruction of the United States is a period that has been a topic of debate for generations. There were so many complex problems after the Civil War; it isn't surprising that many still don't have a full understanding of how the solutions were made. For a century after the war, historians claimed the Reconstruction to be a total failure to all Americans, with the belief that Southerners were capable of rebuilding without government interference and that former slaves were intellectually inferior to whites and incapable of running a government. Though there were a number of accomplishments during the Reconstruction period, the conclusion that is most apparent is that the Reconstruction was a failure, not only did it not live up to the standards of the "Radical" Republicans, but it was not revolutionary and only offered temporary visions of a better society."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Larry Madaras, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History. (Dubuque: McGraw Hill, 2005), 392.
- Eric Foner, The New View of Reconstruction. (Dubuque: McGraw Hill, 2005), 393.
- John Murrin, Liberty, Equality, and Power. (Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006), 627.
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