The Lost Cause Essay

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During the time of Reconstruction, from 1865 to 1877, and the Union was divided into North and South based upon slavery. The dispute of African Americans being considered freedmen or slave brought the Union to the Civil War. The North was the Union. The South was the Confederacy and lost the war. The “Lost Cause” was the South’s way to get their opinion of the Civil War and slavery across to others and reaching into future generations. This was accomplished through two large organizations, the Sons’ of the Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. These organizations created statues for remembrance, assisted survivors of the war and created educational tools for schools. Some suggest that these organizations had political ties in which affected the outcomes of their actions. The Lost Cause works did not contain a political bias and the time of Reconstruction met the ultimate goals for which it was created: abolishing slavery and reunification of the Southern States with the Union.
The Lost Cause organizations did not integrate their activities with politics. For instance, from the United Daughters of the Confederacy Constitution, 1894- source 2- states their intentions for the activities they hold. The author’s purpose of the article provided reveals to the reader the basic reasoning’s for
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Susie King Taylor was one person of who was born into slavery and given freedom. The success of abolishing slavery is proven in the government through the 14th amendment as well as the 15th amendment, which “protected male citizens’ the right to vote no matter of color, race or previous condition of servitude.” And the second goal that made reconstruction overall successful was peacefully piecing together the South with the north in the Union. The ten percent plan and the reconstruction act of 1867 were just two of the proposed plans to combine the North and

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