Essay on Civil War Leading Up After The End Of Reconstruction

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The Ultimate Battle

1860 -1877 were years that encompassed major events beginning as early as the Civil War leading up until the end of Reconstruction. After numerous efforts to improve the country and the status of African Americans after the Civil War, extreme developments were made. Although there were many factors that assisted the reform movement, the key developments were mainly constitutional and social.
Events occurring throughout the North and South contributing to the revolution include: The southern secession, the Emancipation Proclamation, the ratification of amendments 13 through 15, the Ku Klux Klan, the Freedman’s Bureau and Black Codes. Throughout the era of 1860-1877, the constitutional and social developments both contributed to a revolution, however, not a fully completed one. The uneasiness between the post Civil War north and south, due to the prospect of freedom for Africans wishing for equality, as well as Southerners who wished to free themselves from the unwanted control of the Union, resulted in many constitutional developments. The election of 1860 where Lincoln stepped into office, served as an impetus for the divide between the north and south, triggering the secession of Southern states such as Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia from the Union. Southern states asserted their states rights through their secession and backed their actions and argument with the 10th amendment, claiming “the powers not delegated to the United States by the…

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