Reconstruction After Reconstruction Essay

Reconstruction after the civil war even though worked years later, at the time was a complete failure at the attempt to fix the country. During this time the North while trying to help bring the economy back up in the south tried to fight for the rights of the African Americans in the South as well as to bring rights to the colored. People will argue and try to justify that it was successful because it passed the 3 main amendments of the time (which will be discussed later). Today yes those amendments today have a gigantic effect on the lives of our colored youth. During this time though these amendments meant nothing to the South, their only source of income came from the backs of the slaves. When the North took that income away the South…

The owners would pay nothing and they would have to grow the owner’s crops. This, in turn, solved nothing for the rights of the African Americans. To add to the mix president Andrew Johnson the democratic southern leaning president was impeached for radical actions. This would come to bring to question the authority in the US as the south would repeatedly mock the power of the government. They would come to challenge, manipulate, side step, and resist the authority of the North, but also the constitution as well. Then came the corrupt government, the self-serving government officials who would come to use the system for their own gains and their own…

As the south was crumbling the north just ignored the ruins of the south and acted as if they were fixing it. No land reforms were made leaving the African Americans leaving them with nothing. They were left to sharecropping with past owners, bringing them back to the abuse they were trying to get away from. Racial statements were extremely visible in the newspaper editorials article of the time, as a result of the forced occupation that South had to encounter during this period of Reconstruction. The problem of protection of African Americans in the South came as violence arose towards the people who had been informing them off politics and their new god gave rights. We saw reconstruction as a period of great advancement socially and racially, both were made worse. An uprising of supremacy among the two main discriminated races black and white still clash to this day, bringing along ties all the way back from the period of reconstruction. Now that we have this period of racism when we do anything with other countries and the job goes sour it ends up being racist thanks to our past. In the end, we come to see that our history tend to repeat itself, no matter how gory, gruesome, long or terrible it was, it all comes back in the end whether we like it or not. First, southern Democrats, made up of political leaders of the Confederate and other wealthy southern white men and…