Civil War Reconstruction Dbq Essay
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During the time period of 1860 and 1877 many major changes occurred. From the beginning of the civil war to the fall of the reconstruction, the United States changed dramatically. Nearly one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence which declared all men equal, many social and constitutional alterations were necessary to protect the rights of all people, no matter their race. These social and constitutional developments that were made during 1860 to 1877 were so drastic it could be called a revolution.
The election of Abraham Lincoln and the secession of the South led to the outbreak of the civil war. The civil war was the first revolutionary change in America. States' rights were a major issue during this time. Issues of…show more content…
When blacks were given the right to vote, it was only somewhat successful. Many blacks did use their new political power to vote as it is shown in Harper's Weekly (Document G), but whites still tried to stop them. Literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and fear caused by the Ku Klux Klan were used to keep blacks from exercising their right to vote. Another issue of reconstruction was the banking and currency system. In an attempt to uniform the currency, Senator John Sherman gave a speech saying that with "a currency and a medium of exchange, we shall have a broader and more generous nationality" (Document B). At the time many states had their own currency and a change needed to be made to unite the states. A sense of nationality was needed as the nation was in turmoil after the attempted secession of the South. Reconstruction came to an end in 1877 with the Compromise of 1877. Rutherford Hayes became president for agreeing to end federal support for Southern Republicans and building a transcontinental railroad. In this compromise he also withdrew troops from the South. This, along with the rejection of laws protecting blacks from discrimination, brought reconstruction to an end in 1877.
Many social changes occurred during the time from 1860 to 1877. In the history of the United States, blacks had been viewed as less than equal to whites. This was clearly shown through the three-fifths compromise which counted slaves as less than an actual
Chiandredi Johnson Period 3Ms. Pascal/ Ms. Hirschberg March 10, 2016Causes of the Civil War DBQ EssayDifferent issues and tensions in U.S. history led to the Civil War. The Civil War was a fight between two sides of our nation. It lasted for four years and caused 618,000 casualties. How did this bloodbath start, however? Between 1800 and 1860, the pre-Civil War time, the groundwork for the War included the economy, slaves, and regional differences. The primary cause of the Civil War was the differences in the economy between the North and South. Based on Document 1a, b, and c, the North dominated in a myriadof areas. For one, the cost of manufacturing was a huge deal. The North made more money than the South because the North made its money in production because its economy was supported by factories and trading while the South was mostly farming, so its cost of manufacturing was minuscule. Also, the value of exports in the South was considerably smaller than in the North. Like I said before, the North dominates in trading. From 1850 to 1858, the North always had about 100 million to 150 million when it came to comparing the value of exports between the North and the South. Also, the advancement of technology, like the railroad, occurred during this time. The North also dominated in the manufacturing of rails. This fact also led to an increase in trade and transportation, both in the North and South. However, since the North won out in this