Though there is no question. As well, the government was involved in altercations of its own. This new freedom and opportunities were not much greater than before when slavery existed.
Grant was elected president that fall see United States presidential election of The major work of Reconstruction involved restoring the membership of the Southern states in the Union.
The only consensus that existed among northern politicians during Reconstruction was that white southerners should not have a free hand, as they had in late and earlyto impose their will on the South.
Johnson stated that the seven remaining states would be admitted if: they withdrew its secession, swore allegiance to Union, anul Confederate was debts, and ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
The late s and s were a period of breakneck railroad construction and consolidation. Though this particular era was difficult to maintain, it was necessary for the nation to rebuild, implement new laws and add structure This period of American history generated extensive implications for life of Americans Tindell.
For example, where would the federal government have gotten the land and money to provide former slaves with land and livestock? Now Reconstruction was seen as an era marked by muddled policies, inadequate resources, and faltering commitment.