Civil War : A Bloody Time Period Essay

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Reconstruction was known as a bloody time period in American history from 1865 to 1877. Many people lost their life over the matter of slavery. Many states seceded from the United States to form the Confederate States when Abraham became president. During the split of the United states, Republican had the upper hand and took the South out of electorate because they left the Union. Abraham Lincoln wanted to preserve the Union after his election in 1860. The period after the Civil War was known as Reconstruction. After the Civil War towns, plantations, bridges and railroad were all destroyed in the South. Slavery was abolished by the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment by December 1865. White Southern and freed slaves faced many difficulties due to the lost of their spouse during the Civil War; such as starvation and homelessness. Former slaves after the Civil War was more worst than the White Southerner because they have nothing but the clothes on their back. There were many debates within Congress how to punish the South for their rebellious act. Both Radical Republican and Conservatives supported former slaves on Africans American Rights. December 1863, Lincoln announced his Reconstruction plan known as Lincoln’s 10% Plan. This plan allowed Southern state to join back to the United States, when ten-percent of the 1860 vote from the state had taken an oath of allegiance to the United States and pledged to follow the Emancipation. Radical Republicans feel…

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