Essay On The Reconstruction Era

After the Civil War the United Stated faced even bigger problems. Many questions were raised by everyone all over the country on how the U.S would work. The Union came up victorious while the South was completely destroyed, crops were damaged and the social status for African Americans was being questioned. While war was over, many white Americans still didn’t accept African Americans new social role in the U.S. The pressure was heavy during this time, and there for the Reconstruction era is arguably the most important era in the U.S history. Looking at this topic I will discuss how this era had a big impact on African Americans rights with the decision on the Plessy vs Ferguson court case, how Frederik Douglass became a big advocate for civil…

Frederik was a former slave, therefor he looked at things through the point of view of African Americans. Douglass was a big advocate that would fight at all cost for the civil rights after the civil war. Douglass focused more on the government side of things, fighting day after day for civil rights. “He demanded they be given full rights- political, legal, educational, and economic- as citizens.” (A More Perfect Union, 19). Frederik was very persistent, and after much Fighting and pushing through the government Frederik got a big reward when he was appointed as Marshal of the District of Columbia, “He was rewarded for these services by appointment as marshal of the District of Columbia in 1877” (A more Perfect Union, 19). His greatest work was during the Civil War, however after the civil war he pushed himself and the government until he obtained great victories towards equality. Having a seat in the government was a big accomplishment and helped the fight against the civil rights for African…