Effects Of Radical Reconstruction

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After the atrocious and bloody four years of war between the Union and the Confederates, America was up for the time of Reconstruction in the South and North, and it surely wasn’t easy. It introduced a new set of challenges and ‘rivalry’. On one side, the blacks were free but didn’t know how to govern themselves in a proper manner, and this baffled the North. So they afflicted laws that would limit their freedom and rights such as the black codes. And Reconstruction was during the presidency of Andrew Johnson. These black codes were passed by Southern state legislatures. And this outraged the north, which led to much controversy over parties in north and south. During Radical Reconstruction, which began in 1867, newly enfranchised blacks gained…show more content…
Congress. One of the groups or sets of people that had a wide rule of effect on America was the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The first organization sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by violence against African-American leaders. Another group that was influential but not in a very positive way was the carpetbaggers along with the scalawags. Third and final, the black politicians shaped the way for the next generation of blacks that were yet to come to America. These groups has made it possible and fueled notable events during the Reconstruction Era. One can agree that Reconstruction has played a very prominent part in American history. It shaped black society as it seen today. The mistakes of the blacks seen during the time of Reconstruction should have been inferred since it was their first…show more content…
They looked to exploit and profit off of the new emancipated slaves and region supported by the Republican party. These ‘carpetbaggers’ played a very significant, though not always positive role in the Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. The collective group made their most impact politically. The northerners came to the South to purchase land, lease plantations or partner with down-and-out planters in the hopes of making money from cotton, finding all ways for profit and gain. But they later were caught of their slickness, the southerners saw them as low-class and opportunistic newcomers seeking to get rich on their misfortune. Their success was counted during Reconstruction, in fact, carpetbaggers were able to hold the following offices in the Southern states during the period of Reconstruction: “Hundreds served as constitutional convention delegates, judges, sheriffs, other local and state officials, 45 served in the US House of Representatives, 17 served in the US Senate, 10 served as state governors.” The carpetbaggers’ influence was mainly around political areas, in the

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