Post-Civil War

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The post-Civil War South has been called the “New South.” In what ways did it succeed in reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail? After the war, there was nothing left in the South but devastation and deep resentment. The federal government knew that it was going to take a whole lot more than just money to rebuild it and make it self-sufficient again. For the next thirty-five years after the war the South succeeded in financially and architecturally reinventing itself. Industries like iron, steel and textile industries surfaced with the push of the railroad’s development greatly assisted on the South’s industrial expansion. Eventually, considering the chaos left behind by the Civil War, the Southern economy grew and prospered…show more content…
The South was heavily depending on the agricultural growth of the region as an economical equalizer for all to take advantage and some did however, in 1877 when the North removed the military control in the South, the Southern white Democrats changed their state’s constitutions and established legal barriers that kept the Black Southerners from voting. To make things worst, in 1913 new laws known as the Jim Crow laws were into place and they made it unlawful for Black Southerners to comingle with White Southerners…show more content…
As the Indians were forced to leave the land white people just came over and took part of the land that belong to the reservation and there was nothing the Indians could do about it. The discovery of gold made matters even worst as Americans came across the land looking for fortune in large numbers and in the process destroyed the land and the ecosystem. Their vast numbers drove away the bison herds and forced them to change their emigration patterns, which made it a lot more difficult for the Indians to sustain themselves. In addition to being forced to move to small reservations they were put on rationed food and supplies from the U.S government and to change their culture all against their will. The reservations were not set on the best land; those were given to white Americans. These grounds could not be harvested and due to corruption settlers driving them even further away into smaller reservations constantly invaded them. Continuous struggles continue to cause the Indian’s numbers to dwindle and their culture to almost vanish. The main standard of living as a tribe that has greatly helped them to survive was now being replaced by the individualism of new American ideals. In accordance with the Native Nations website, one example of the terrible conditions the Indians had to live under the U.S government and the reservations took place in May of 1868 when at the Bosque Redondo Reservation two-thousand Indians perished and

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