Reconstruction and The
The aftermath of war and
Southern cities and areas ruined, a large number of whites
stripped of slaves and capital, currency
useless, and tiny property.
More than 258, 1000 confederate soldiers that died
in the war constituted 20 percent of the white-colored
male inhabitants in the region.
Grieving of the lifeless and the older south helped bring
southerners to romanticize the " lost cause” and
reinforce a large number of whites to shield what remained
of their wrecked world.
" Lost Cause”
Even though the white southerners were in
turmoil above their lost land and
belongings, the 4 , 000, 000 men and
women released from bondage
now experienced nowhere to go.
The blacks and white wines now experienced how
they were going to define the meaning
of what independence meant
Rivalling Notions of
For many African Americans
flexibility meant equality,
rights and protections and a
partage of monetary
resources, that they can felt
that they can rightfully received.
Africa Americans did start to
develop their own way of life
and were separating from
whites and creating
communities that included
their own churches and
schools, totally free of white
For white-colored southerners the meaning of liberty
meant that that they had the power to control their
individual destinies without the north intervening.
Southerners wanted to still have a slave like
program that would maintain African American
employees tied to farms legally.
March 1865 Congress developed Freedmen's
Bureau to spread food, produce schools, and
help poor whites.
Concerns of Reconstruction
Politics issues when ever Southern says rejoined
Union because Democrats would be reunited
This may Threaten Republic nationalistic
legislation for railroads, tariffs, financial institution and
currency. Many Northerners wished to view the
South reprimanded for battling rebellion caused
Republican break up between Very conservative and
Conservatives wanted abolition but
few other conditions for readmission
Radicals led by Thaddeus Dahon and
Charles Sumner desired Confederate
market leaders punished, black legal rights
safeguarded, property confiscation.
Moderates in between
Strategies for Renovation
1863 Lincoln proposed a easygoing Reconstruction
This favored hiring former Whigs to
Republicans, amnesty to white Southerners other
than high Confederate officials.
1863-Lincoln's 10% plan
First declares to enter back in the union under
the 10% plan were Louisiana, Arkansas, and
Radical republicans were not cheerful about
Lincoln's plan and simple acceptance of
newly built states
1864-Wade Davis Bill recommended governor
for each and every state, when ever majority of
southerners took fidelity (Ironclad
oath) constitutional tradition could be
organised with slavery abolished, former
Confederate market leaders couldn't political election. After
Congress would readmit to Union.
Lincoln subsequently pocket polled
The Death of Lincoln
Apr 14, 1865 while Lincoln subsequently was going to a perform
with his wife he was taken in the back of your head
by Ruben Wilkes Booth.
Lincoln's Death created hysteria inside the North
Northerners presumed that Sales space was element of a
conspiracy with the leaders of the defeated
Steve Wilkes Sales space
Johnson and " Restoration”
Command of moderates and
old fashioned fell to Johnson
1865 Johnson's plan for
" restoration” was implemented
Plan presented amnesty to
southerners acquiring allegiance
Confederate officials needed
particular presidential excuse. Like
Wade-Davis Bill had provisional
conference had to revoke
ordinance of secession, abolish