The Civil War And Its Effect On The Reconstruction Process

849 WordsOct 8, 20154 Pages
Reconstruction The time of the Reconstruction saw one of the biggest stalemate in American history where the Union was at its youngest and most fragile state. At this time, the American Civil war had just ended and there was the prevailing threat of the continuation of slavery. Lincoln’s approach was lenient, where he expected that whatever Southern states that accepted to end slavery with at least 10% of their male population was going to be part of the confederation and help in rebuilding, while hostile states would be rejected. There were others, however, who were not as enthusiastic as himself in this pursuit and preferred to complicate the situation. This paper looks at the rightness or wrongness of the stance that Lincoln took and its effect on the reconstruction process. The radicals in the South were less accommodative to what President Lincoln was trying to implement at the time. The carpetbaggers and scalawags at the time, began, rebuilding the Southern economy on their own terms, far from the policy President Lincoln was bringing in. because of the end of slavery, freemen were equally included in building the economy, where schools were built and shared between the races, roads were constructed and social amenities were restored to the general public. The contribution by Blacks became important in the South at this time, and their social, political and civil rights were reinstated to be equal to those of whites. This movement saw the need for inclusion as the
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