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HIS125 / HIS 125 / Week 1 Assignment: Reconstruction Paper

HIS125 / HIS 125 / Week 1 Assignment: Reconstruction Paper

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Assignment: Reconstruction Paper
 Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the differing points of view during the Reconstruction period.
 Include the following in your paper:
o What was the Radical Republican position with regard to Reconstruction?
 What did they hope to accomplish?
 What did they see as the challenges of Reconstruction?
 What did they see as the causes of the failure of Reconstruction?
o What was the Moderate Republican position with regard to Reconstruction.
 What did they hope to accomplish?
 What did they see as the challenges of Reconstruction?
 What did they see as the causes of the failure of Reconstruction?
o Conclude your paper by explaining what positive changes occurred during the Reconstruction period, even though Reconstruction was considered a failure.
 Format your paper according to APA standards.
 Post your paper as an attachment.
Assignment: Reconstruction Paper
 Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the differing points of view during the Reconstruction period.
 Include the following in your paper:
o What was the Radical Republican position with regard to Reconstruction?
 What did they hope to accomplish?
 What did they see as the challenges of Reconstruction?
 What did they see as the causes of the failure of Reconstruction?
o What was the Moderate Republican position with regard to Reconstruction.
 What did they hope to accomplish?
 What did they see as the challenges of Reconstruction?
 What did they see as the causes of the failure of Reconstruction?
o Conclude your paper by explaining what positive changes occurred during the Reconstruction period, even though Reconstruction was considered a failure.
 Format your paper according to APA standards.
 Post your paper as an attachment.

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United States Senator Paper HIS 125 University of Phoenix, Axia Date:………….

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and it is possible that his power will stop Reconstruction in its tracks. Lincoln thinks that all men have a place in everyday life. Lincoln is gone and Mr. and Radicals might be able to keep Reconstruction from happening. As a Radical Republican Senator. and it began its own Reconstruction program. Congress eventually repudiated the state governments that Johnson suggested. For every move from the Radicals. Congress passed both the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Congress might not be willing to side with us in this fight. 2 . which included a provision for black suffrage. We should hold the line against the Confederates and make Lincoln take harder terms for bringing the country together. He wants to give the Confederacy amnesty. I think that Mr. Our new President who shares our beliefs is a ray of hope. think that Lincoln's approach to Reconstruction is far too lenient on the South and the Confederacy. Congress was still ahead of them. As we try to keep Reconstruction from happening. and should be equal rather than separate. The Republican Party and the constituents need to band together in the face of trouble. even though they started the war in the first place. All battles have their challenges but we must persevere against them. I need to convince my constituents that the Reconstruction does not need to happen. we have been facing challenges from both the right and the left. which made Reconstruction fail. Johnson is the new President. Lincoln wants to please the Freed Men. He also wants to appease the Confederates. when they are actually criminals and should be treated as such.Radical Republican I. and it preserved the Freedman’s Bureau's lifespan. but we cannot be disheartened by the challenges we are facing. and the other Radical Republican Senators.

Reconstruction needs to be over. They were able to have access to land and an education. We need to be willing to fight for reconstruction and to keep the Radicals from making any extreme moves. It created the Freedman's Bureau which was entrusted with giving freed slaves food. and we need to make an arrangement with the Radicals so that we can have Rutherford B. after fighting and racism. We should try to be focused and hope that hard work might still salvage a positive outcome from this fight. We have not gained any support by confiscating ex-Confederate land.Moderate Republican Reconstruction should not happen too quickly. and they learned about how to work and how to sharecrop. though. so that the South's progress is not impossible. and this gave everyone born in the United States national citizenship. and property without due process. liberty. prevented the states from denying a person of life. Moderate Republicans face challenges brought about by the Radicals. medical care. and a Radical President hurt the cause even more. by extinguishing the southern state governments that Johnson advocated. or by enfranchising blacks. Reconstruction both helped and hurt former slaves. The Fourteenth Amendment was passed due to reconstruction. and made states provide equal protection to their residents. The 1866 Freedman's Bureau Act was passed over a veto by 3 . Moderate Republicans should use their patience and faith to get a good result for everyone. Hayes established as president. The former slaves were able to rejoin their families and set up their own churches. but it later failed due to corruption. Reconstruction is falling to pieces. and resettled homes. The Radical Republicans want to block Southern Reconstruction.

4 . These organizations gave Black Americans a greater chance to gain a higher education. It added the responsibility of Southern military courts to hear cases related to racial discrimination.President Johnson. and it extended the bureau's life. Northern Charity workers and African Americans helped the Freedman's Bureau to do this work. but it still helped to create schools for African Americans. and developed institutions for higher education like Fisk University and Howard University. The Freedman's Bureau lacked resources and finances. 95% of black slaves were illiterate in 1865. but in 1870 the number had fallen to 81%.

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