Imagine being beaten for the color of your skin or even worse killed for trying to do something simple like voting.Before the reconstruction era began, Civil War had ended on April 9th, 1865, slavery was abolished and our 16th president was assassinated 5 days after the Civil War. The Civil War was started on April 12, 1861 by the confederates who were trying to protect the southern society which were things like economically depending on slaves and politically being white supremacist by attacking a Union fort. Once the Civil War ended slavery was abolished and the Reconstruction era began. The Reconstruction was the time when citizenship rights of freedmen were being established and protected. Its effect led slavery to come to an end and have the South accept the 14th amendment which stated that everyone had equal rights including the former slaves. Due to the success and failures of Reconstruction, although the social impact was positive for newly-freed African Americans because slavery came to an end, the impacts were mostly negative politically and economically because african americans were not able to vote and no laws protected them from the Ku Klux Klan and the jobs were scarce and usually did not pay much.
In 1865 to 1877, a very important part of U.S. history took place, and that was Reconstruction, where every slave was freed, and the whites and black lived equally among one another. It wasn’t an easy breeze and took a long time for whites to accept blacks, and even in current day there are some problem with racism, the main focus was to get rid of slavery, and that was a success.
Reconstruction in America As the great Civil War of 1861 came to a close many in our country knew a plan to rebuild and reconstruct our land and laws was needed. Unfortunately there were many opposing ideas of the correct Reconstruction plan making it difficult for our president to instate something concrete. It is well known that Lincoln, Johnson and the Radical Republicans all had similar but different ideas of what needed to be done. The ordeal was messy and heavily induced by the radical response and assassination of Lincoln, inducting Johnson into office. Many attempts to help those of lower class failed but some came through in the end. The ideas of Reconstruction were long and thought out but by the 1870s waned down to make room for
2. Reconstruction is the rebuilding of a country after a largely impacted war. The US reconstructed their country after the damage of the Civil War. This lasted 12 long years. Reconstruction was not only physically rebuilding buildings, it was altering the government, the beliefs of the people, food, shelter, and homes, and much more.
The Reconstruction after the Civil war was a tedious process of making sure both sides rejoined the union and recovered from the war without issue. President Lincoln originally began the Reconstruction with the Emancipation Proclamation and the Ten-Percent plan. However, after Andrew Jackson took office, the blueprint was changed to include the “Black Code” and many other state legislatures to still make it difficult for the blacks to live peacefully.
Following the Civil War drew to an end, however the social, political and economic conditions did not, infact it only grew within the rebellious southern states fueled discussion about the reconstruction. Social, political and economic conditions impacted the reconstruction era. The KKK impacted socially in 1865, their reign of terror was felt throughout the south. Their organization spread fear using guerilla tactics, whipping, beating, and lynching. The Klan’s purpose was to destroy the republican party as revenge for the abolishment of slavery. They wanted to destroy the republican party infrastructure and end reconstruction control in southern black population. The era of Reconstruction there were massive changes in American culture, economy,
The article that I read shows us that even though slavery was ended by the 13th amendment, life still was not fair or equal for former slaves. Reconstruction tried to give slaves the same rights as whites had, but the whites that lived in the southern states didn’t want this
In Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction, Laura Edwards studied how gender, race, and class shaped not only the political terrain of the South during Reconstruction, but also its private and public foundations. Edwards viewed the Southern household during this period as a “highly contested political issue.” Following the war, changes swept southern society regarding how households were defined, who were the heads of those households, and what rights these heads and their dependents held. She argued that African American and common white women became a very loud and “vigorous public presence both during and after the Civil War.” Being poor, black, or both, these women demanded that concerns for their family’s welfare and safety, such as issues of rape and physical violence, be heard. Therefore, these women “moved private issues onto the public stage.” Within her work, Edwards extended Reconstruction to the end of the nineteenth century. She stated that “racial and class hierarchies appeared as ‘natural’ as gender hierarchy, and the political power of poor white and African-American men appeared as pointless as that of women.” She discussed that the end of Reconstruction concluded at different times in different places throughout North Carolina, ultimately ending with the white supremacy campaign in 1898 leading to disfranchisement. Before 1898, many African Americans and “dissenting whites retained their grip on local power,” which
Reconstruction was mainly destroyed by the South because of the KKK's horrid actions against African Americans and Reconstruction. The discrimination and misconception of blacks in the South also contributed to the fall of Reconstruction. However, the North neglected to do all they could to help accomplish Reconstruction as well. Reconstruction
Finally, the social aspect of Reconstruction created problems such as violence and unbalance between African American and southern Confederates. Black rights and freedoms upset many white southerners who had ordered slaves around for years and caused retaliation from former Confederates. Violent hate groups began to form such as
* 1. Some historians argue that Radical Reconstruction was not radical enough. After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with this position. What are the long-term implications? * * From what I have learned
For generations African Americans have been disadvantaged in America and effects of these injustices have made a lasting impression. Education is one of the leading problems in the black community. Though there have many reforms in education over the years, racial injustices still exist because no attention in placed on how legislature affects people of color. I was raised in a middle-class family of educators. My entire life I’ve been told to “stay in school, get an education, and work hard so that you can beat the system.” Recognizing the structural forces in my life has helped me understand my place in society. Being able to “understand everyday life, not through personal circumstances but through the broader historical forces that
Abstract Social Reconstruction is a viewpoint or philosophy of education that centers on utilizing education to eradicate social inequities. Supporters of this theory maintain clear views of education. What the function of the teacher will have to be, what the character of curriculum and will have to be, and what the procedure of guideline inside classrooms should be. The role of the teacher is to generate enlightening and thought-provoking classes so that it will open their students’ perceptions of social inequities. Supporters of Social Reconstruction considers the character of curriculum and assessments will have to be the material that will inform pupils as well as invoke emotions inside them. Finally, they suppose that the process of teaching within the classroom must be student orientated. I think this philosophy is beneficial to our society.
Issues of poverty relate to multicultural education because they are both obstacles to overcome as a teacher. In addition, these two might even come hand in hand. In some cases, a child might have to deal with both of these in his/her education, as well as their own learning. To teach a multicultural classroom, one much teach the diverse groups of students in a way that all cultures, ethnicities, and national heritages can learn. Incorporating poverty, including white poverty, into a multicultural classroom means that the teacher must also teach according to their backgrounds and home life. I am passionate about reaching out to those students, so that each and every one of them feel comfortable, excited, and enthusiastic about their learning and education.
Social Reconstruction Social Reconstruction Ideology on a vision for a better society. It focuses on identifying injustices in society and using education to repair and create a more just society. Educators who follow this ideology view society as unhealthy and threatened by but not limited to such things as racism, sexism, war, poverty, crime, unemployment, and inadequate healthcare. Education is seen as a means to reconstruct society and educators are seen as the leaders in the attempt to for social and economic justice within society. The knowledge that students obtain should be the result of discussing concerns, engaging in field trips, listening to speakers, role-play, and the through the sharing of personal experiences by the students