War Turning Point

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LaNeisha Hamilton America’s Post Civil War Growing Pains Professor Stayer History 105 January 27, 2013 Before the final shots of the Civil War were fired, President Abraham Lincoln and the members of congress had to face serious questions such as how to rebuild and reunite the United States and provide for about four million former slaves. The way the government responded to those the questions shaped and defined the period as we know as the Reconstruction Era. The reconstruction with was a 12 year period following the Civil War from 1865 -1877. Reconstruction era in the history of the United States started and ended at different times in each state. The Federal Reconstruction ended with the Compromise of 1877. The reconstruction…show more content…
President Lincoln wanted former slaves to receive new oppoutinties such as education, purchase land. All was cut short because of Lincoln assassination in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln’s deep emathphy would be truly missed as the battle to reconstruct the United States. After his death it was then between defiant congressional republicans and an insecure man who stumbled into Presidency Andrew Johnson (Shultz 2012). At the first glance of Andrew Johnson seemed to be remarkably similar to his martyred predecessor. Both were born with in two months of each other and knew poverty in their early life, neither enjoyed much formal schooling. (Reconstruction America’s Unfinished Revolution 1988). During Johnson presidential reconstruction demands loyalty oath from confederates. The Ku Klux Klan was form in Tennessee in 1866. In 1867 the Congress enacts Military and Second…show more content…
The United States grew to become one of the world’s leading in the industrial nation. The industrial shifted production from artisan to factories. It was a wave of Europeans immigration with began in 1865.Which provided the labor base for the expansion of industry And agriculture and provided the population base for most of fast – growing urban amend. Urbanization went hand in hand with industrialization as well as expansion of farming. The rapid growth was made possible by high levels of immigrates. Through the years of 1865- 1918 a stream of immigrant arrived in the United States about 27.5. About 89% came from Europe most of the immigrants came through the port in New York City. New York City and other large cities in the east coast became home to Irish, Italians and Jewish population. Germans and Central Europeans moved to the Midwest to obtain jobs industry and mining. Many of these immigrants came to America to escape poverty and to live the American dream. When most immigrants were welcome Asians were not. Many Chinese had been brought to the west coast to construct railroads. The first industrial revolution shifted production from artisans to factories. The second industrial revolution pioneered an expansion in organization, coordination, and the scale of industry, spurred on by technology and transportation advancements. Railroads opened
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