The Peace For The United States Essay

1075 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
The Civil War ended in 1865, setting the United States on a journey of rebuilding itself. The United States were split between North and South and were lost in a state of turmoil. It was not only a test of rebuilding the south, but a test of how black men, women, and children will fare. The path to peace for the United States will not be easy, and there will be many challenges along the way, both small and large. Reconstruction can be defined as the “reunification” of the south, or bringing back the south. Restoration can be considered restoring the south to the way it was. Whether the South was reconstructed or restored can be determined by the Freedmen of the nation, the laws passed during this time, and the Rebel South. The Rebel South really represents a restoration of the South more than a reconstruction, however, it is achieved through different tactics. A major rebel cause is the Ku Klux Klan, commonly referred to as the KKK. Many whites despised the black success and thought of it as corruption. The KKK is well known as the “Invisible Empire of the South” and was founded in Tennessee in the year 1866. The KKK would use scare tactics to keep blacks “in their rightful place.” However, many of their terrible plans were controlled by the Force Acts, which were passed by Congress. Troops were able to stamp out any incidents but by the time the act was passed, the KKK was very prominent. The South would also elect representatives who were prominent in the…

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