Reconstruction Era Vs Gilded Age Essay

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The United States of America had suffered big changes throughout the time in order to get some of the results that we have now a days. For many American people between the reconstruction era (1863 - 1877) and the gilded age (1870 - 1875) reforms and change were crucial for the survival of them. Historians and people in general believe that these two important periods in the American history were not that important and believe that were “essentially non revolutionary and conservative” as others may think. Even they believe that The Civil war was possibly the greatest tragedy that this country had ever faced. Years of constant arguing, compromises and cynical ideas about slavery pushed this so called United Nation into an atrocious collision between the Northern abolitionists and the Southern proslavery farmers and plantation owners. The…show more content…
This essay will confirm the failure that this period of time brought to United States by given examples in how the false attempts of give more benefits to the poor or slaves were no more than a way to keep the county separately. First, at the beginning of the era America was suffering of a lot of depression and the reconstruction era was characterized because its inability of getting that depression up but instead showing a prolonged and inefficient attempt at doing so. One way sought to smooth over sectional tension, the other to keep the same arguments above the surface. It’s now obvious today that the types of Reconstruction were the difference between trying to reconstruct the Union, and trying to revamp the south to become something it couldn’t be. The differences between Presidential and Radical Reconstruction were great in some areas, small in others, but all differences had an effect of the reconstruction process. Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan was no doubt a very lenient plan for the admittance of southern states which had all of

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