The reconstruction implemented by congress, which lasted from 1866 to 1877, was aimed at reorganizing the southern states after the civil war, providing the means for readmitting them into the union, and defining the means by which whites and blacks could live together in a nonslave society. Reconstruction in us history, the process of restoring the former confederate states to the union after the civil war it was the cause of fierce controversy within congress it was the cause of fierce controversy within congress. The end of reconstruction did not mean an end to african‐american political influence in the south blacks continued to serve in several state legislatures as late as 1900 and were even elected to congress after 1877, albeit from all‐black districts. Eric foner, the dewitt clinton professor of history at columbia university, is the author of numerous books on the civil war and reconstruction his most recent book, the fiery trial: abraham lincoln and american slavery (2010), has received the pulitzer, bancroft, and lincoln prizes.
Reconstruction is the period of us history during which the united states began to rebuild the south after the civil war it lasted from 1865-1877 during this time, the federal government proposed many plans to readmit the defeated confederate states to the union. In the history of the united states, a carpetbagger was any person from the northern united states who came to the southern states after the american civil war and was perceived to be exploiting the local populace. Reconstruction: reconstruction, the period (1865-77) after the american civil war during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the union of the 11 states that had seceded.
Reconstruction of the south following the american civil war lasted from 1865-1877 under three presidents it wasn't welcomed by southerners, and there were many problems throughout this process. The rebuilding of the south after the civil war is called the reconstruction the reconstruction lasted from 1865 to 1877 the purpose of the reconstruction was to help the south become a part of the union again. Reconstruction was a period of time after the civil war (1865-1877) that was supposed to be the rebuilding of america it was also the process used to readmit all the confederate states back into the union.
The union victory in the civil war in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the south during the reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new. But others now say this period after the civil war was a necessary step in creating a different kind of south from the one which had existed before historians do agree that reconstruction changed the united states in several important ways. Economic method that was used in the south after the war did not allow african-americans to move up in society black codes laws that were passed to limit african-american freedoms in the south after the civil war. Reconstruction is the word used to describe the process of returning the us southern states to the usa it was also the process by which southern society would be rebuilt with the end of slavery lincoln started the process before the end of the us civil war and his assassination. Two sides of reconstruction the radical republican takeover of reconstruction in 1867 produced a mixed bag of results for the people of the south.
The reconstruction era was the period from 1863 to 1877 in american historythe term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the american civil war the second, to the attempted transformation of the 11 ex-confederate states from 1863 to 1877, as directed by congress. - the reconstruction of america after the civil war at the close of the american civil war in 1865, the united states' government was faced with the tremendously difficult problem of re-integrating the confederate states into the union. The american civil war (also known by other names) was a war fought in the united states (us) from 1861 to 1865 the civil war is the most studied and written about episode in us history. During the american civil war, groups of so-called partisan rangers engaged in bloody campaigns of guerilla attacks, raiding and psychological warfare against rival military units and civilians. The period after the civil war, 1865 - 1877, was called the reconstruction period abraham lincoln started planning for the reconstruction of the south during the civil war as union soldiers occupied huge areas of the south he wanted to bring the nation back together as quickly as possible and in.
The period of reconstruction took place in the southern united states from the end of the civil war in 1865 until 1877 the era was marked by intense controversies, which included the impeachment of a president, outbreaks of racial violence, and the passage of constitutional amendments. In which john green teaches you about reconstruction after the divisive, destructive civil war, abraham lincoln had a plan to reconcile the country and make it whole again. For more detailed information on the process of reconstruction, the teacher is encouraged to visit america's reconstruction: people and politics after the civil war for a timeline of major events of reconstruction during the war itself, of particular use is freedmen and southern society project: chronology of emancipation. Freedmen's bureau engraving reconstruction is the general term for the process of political and social realignments and readjustments in the south after the civil war and emancipation, often described as lasting from 1865 to 1877, although in alabama it ended earlier, in 1874.
Reconstruction: a period of us history, from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-confederate states, the ex-confederate leaders, and freedmen (ex-slaves) after the american civil war. The result was a costly and bloody civil war almost as many americans were killed in the civil war as in all the nation's other wars combined after four years of fighting, the union was restored through the force of arms.
The civil war, in the words of president abraham lincoln, brought to america a new birth of freedom and during the war began the nation's efforts to come to terms with the destruction of slavery and to define the meaning of freedom by the war's end it was already clear that reconstruction would. Reconstruction refers to the period following the civil war of rebuilding the united states it was a time of great pain and endless questions on what terms would the confederacy be allowed back into the union.