It was a sad time, but it was also a hopeful time. The Civil War helped African Americans to get citizenships, rights to vote, and the right to be free. Over 600,000 people lost their lives during the conflict, some fighting for freedom, and others for enslavement. After the Civil War ended a new age started, the new era of Reconstruction. Which for the most part the north had good intentions to help the South rebuild all that was lost in the Civil War from 1861-1865. Although the North and the South were important contributors of the Reconstruction era. They both played involuntary parts that killed the Reconstruction era. (Doc. A, B, C, D)
Even though I think Reconstruction was ended by both the North and South. The South unwillingly took part on ending the Reconstruction era. By being coerced by the
Ku-Klux-Klan, to not vote for radical tickets (Doc. B), another reason is by not trying to study politics or knowing little to nothing in politics, and how it works (Doc. 3). In conclusion, just because the South didn’t know much about politics it slowed down Reconstruction, and the Ku-Klux-Klan helped kill Reconstruction. (Doc. D)
The Northern neglect was also a big reason for the death of Reconstruction. There was a panic of 1873 from corruption in Ulysess S. Grant’s administration (Doc. C). Because Grant was trying to find people that was corrupting hid administration. He focused on corruption, in doing so he unwillingly turned away from Reconstruction. Just like the
Ku-Klux-Klansmen and other racist people wanted him to. (Doc. A, C)
In essence both North and South played big parts of killing the Reconstruction era. After the Civil War, the North with neglect, racists, corruption, and dangerous murdering
Ku-Klux-Klansmen (Doc. A, C). The South with the lack of knowledge, and fear (Doc. D). Even though African Americans were freed from slavery it came at a high price of around 600,000 live.