Effects Of The Reconstruction Era

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Effects of the Reconstruction Era The end of the Civil War created many short term and long term effects. After the Civil War, 1863-1896, United States, the north and south are trying to reunite by Rebuilding the Nation, to become unified and avoid being attacked by other countries. Through 1896, the North and South tried to reunite to avoid being vulnerable from attacks by other countries. The government tried to solve key problems after the war with Rebuilding the Nation. This was called the Reconstruction Era, their solutions were short term and failed to address the problem. Disagreements over Reconstruction also led to conflict in the government and in throughout the South, these disagreements led plans to solve the problem,…show more content…
States could then be readmitted once 10% of voters had sworn allegiance to the Union and that state had declared to end slavery. This plan was short term in result to Lincoln's assassination. Johnson had tried to follow through with the plan, but it did not work out. Another plan was made by the Radical Republicans who wanted to punish the southerners. They believed that the main goal of Reconstruction should be a total restructuring of society to guarantee blacks true equality. The bill, said that anyone who voluntarily fought for the Confederacy could not vote. States could be readmitted once 50% of all voters sworn allegiance to the Union and the state had declared to end slavery. After Rebuilding the Nation with short term plans, the State's continued battling over the Reconstruction. Disagreements over Reconstruction led to conflict in government and in the south. Johnson decided to come up with a plan of his own. His lenient plan said that the south could become citizens if they swore to the United states. Johnson then became impeached due to breaking the Tenure in Office Act. In result of this, Johnson's lenient plan became a short term solution. Then the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were passed by congress in an attempt to resolve conflicts in the nation. The thirteenth amendment was passed to abolish slavery. The fourteenth amendment was passed, which addresses rights and equal protection of laws and was proposed to issues related to slaves
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