HIST405 Civil War Reconstruction

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HIST405 Civil War Reconstruction
In the beginning, each side in the Civil War believed the war would be brief…

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HIST405 Civil War Reconstruction

HIST405 Civil War Reconstruction

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 59 Pages 

The Civil War – 30 Pages 

In the beginning, each side in the Civil War believed the war would be brief and that their side would win. What advantages did each side hold that made them feel this way? Elaborate. What were the major events that propelled the United States into a civil war in 1861?…

Racism has to do with identifying the “other,” which is not always a black and white issue. At one point, of course, the Irish immigrants were racialized and heavily discriminated against in this country. However, we can be sure that racism and white supremacy are most definitely interlinked. Does anyone know about the history of the Ku Klux Klan? How did the KKK function to uphold white supremacy during reconstruction?
Check out this article on the Ku Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era:

Why and how did the Southern states secede from the Union, and what was President Lincoln’s response? What would be the economic impact for the North if the South seceded from the union?…

Reconstruction – 29 Pages 

Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction. What were the key events of Reconstruction and why did it ultimately fail?…

Imagine putting yourself in the shoes of Lincoln or Johnson. What would you have done differently, or would you agree with their choices and actions?

Class, what were the problems in society that still lingered after reconstruction? Slavery may have ended, but racism did not end, by any means. What did racism look like in that time? Why were there so many lynchings of freed slaves? Take a look at this website, for instance, that describes the “reconstruction violence”–lynchings in Florida after reconstruction: