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    In the years between 1800 and 1850 the southern and northern United States were exceedingly different. They had differences in economy, social structure, daily life, and their social attributes. After looking at these two regions you will have an excellent idea of how society and attitudes will develop in the west. You will also be able to predict how the west would align with the north or the south when it came to more important issues. The Economy of the north and south were substantially different. Manufacturing was the center of the economy in the north. The north became increasingly more industrialized as cities developed along the eastern coast and inland waterways. The fast rivers within the northern states lead to the used of water…

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    When Reconstruction ended, African Americans increasingly faced difficulties if they lived in the South due to discrimination laws that were commonly known as the "Jim Crow Laws." Southern states passed these laws in an effort to separate the races in public. White southerners also resorted to violence and intimidation against African Americans who very rarely found help within the Southern legal system. In his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Woodward says that the “magical formula of…

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    Reconstruction is commonly known as the time of rebuilding the United States in a post Civil War America. When slavery was abolished and the Nation was divided President Andrew Johnson had to face the daunting task of bringing the South back into the Union, as well as redefining a culture that had drastically shifted in a few short years. The culture and economy of the Southern United States had been built around slavery, when the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted, freeing the slaves and…

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    last place where you would ever expect to hear English, much less a distinct southern accent from the pre-civil war. Villa Americana, considered by some to be a lost American colony founded after the Civil War, by Col. William Hutchinson Norris. The war which had recently occurred between the northern and southern states was a war that put brother against brother in the hopes of keeping slavery, or getting rid of it forever. Both sides obviously wanted it their way, but only one side would be…

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    Lynching was a popular form of punishment in the southern United States from 1892-1900. Lynching is killing someone without legal trial, often times by hanging. African Americans were subjects of lynching for several different crimes that often times were not even committed. Southern citizens used lynching to intimidate African Americans, causing the freedoms they were allowed to not be easily exercised. Southern whites used lynching to punish African Americans for unjust crimes, scare them from…

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    only vicious crimes, but also for minor crimes or for no reason at all. Hine emphasizes that “Black people were murdered, beaten, and mutilated for trivial reasons” . This cruel practice tortured many southern blacks, they were terrorized and murdered in front of spectators, clergymen, and business leaders for minor aggrievances, such…

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    North in the United States for several reasons. The South and the North fought in many different places, but the majority of fighting was in Virginia and Tennessee. At the beginning of the war, there were more than 22 million soldiers participated with the North…

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    around the federal government giving guidelines to Southern states that would let them rejoin the Union. According to Digital History (2003), “ [reconstruction] viewed as an era of corruption and misgovernment, supposedly caused by allowing blacks to take part in politics. The era of Reconstruction had a lot of ups and downs, that all attributed to the end result. The Reconstruction era was seen as the most notorious eras in the history of America. The idea of the Reconstruction was first made…

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    The United States of America is built famously upon many founding factors including things such as the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, and Freedom of Religion. One thing that the United States was also founded on is the African American community. Within her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses a variation of symbols to display the Southern racism and oppression of the black community that the Southern culture has embraced since the founding of the United States. Throughout the…

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    Reconstruction was the beginning of a struggle to reunite a broken nation and redefine the meaning of freedom. The Civil War left the South destroyed, desolate, and economically devastated. After the war was over, newly emancipated African Americans left their plantations in search for freedom and a new life. Life after the Civil War in the South for African Americans was challenging, as any new found freedoms were stringently regulated by the Southern Democratic Party. Although the Civil War…

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