Civil War Analysis

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Crawford, Michael

Ch. 15: This chapter opens up discussing the era that took place after the Civil War. During the Civil War the southern States, also known as the Confederate States of America, attempted to break away from the northern states, better known as the Union, to form their own government. The Confederate states consisted of; Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina. President Lincoln was able to lead the Union to a victory over the Confederate States which ended the Civil War. In 1865, Congress announced that slavery was to be 100% abolished in the United States. While southern states used tactics such as “black codes” to try and limit the rights of free black men; the government created the
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17: Slavery was over yet inequality was still a huge issue within the United States. With the 1896 case of Plessy vs. Ferguson, businesses were able to segregate white and African American workers as long as both racial groups were provided with the same accommodations. After the Supreme Court was accused of defying the laws of the 14th Amendment in this case, Jim Crow laws were established to limit the rights that were recently given to African Americans. Jim Crow laws made it extremely difficult for African Americans to excel because they were not afforded the same educational and work opportunities as their white counterparts. From order meals from the back of restaurants to using separate water fountains, African Americans were rarely afford equal opportunities. In the years of 1879 and 1880 more than 50,000 African Americans relocated to Kansas from the south with hopes of seeking better life opportunities. Vast majority of African Americans would remain in the south until 1914 when northern business facilities would begin to allow African Americans to join the work …show more content…
18: The Progressive era was a time where reformist made it their mission to develop a society that could strive in the industrial age and prevail with the assistance of social legislation. Theodore Roosevelt is known as the first Progressive-era president because he was the first president to take the employees needs into consideration over the employers demands during a strike. He is also responsible for creating the “New Deal” policy, which attempted to establish fair boundaries between employers and employees. After serving two terms in the white house, President Roosevelt did not run for re-election in 1908. Taft had won the presidential election the year Roosevelt did not win. Roosevelt did not like the way Taft was managing things which led Roosevelt to run for office again during 1912. By this time the Republican Party had divided in two. This led Theodore Roosevelt to establish the “Bull Moose Party”, also known as the Progressive Party. The Progressive party and the Republican Party both lost, possibly due to the splitting of the Republican Party, to the Democratic representative Woodrow

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