Before the Civil War the United States experienced a whole generation of nearly unremitting political crisis.
Reconstruction Toggle text After the end of the Civil War, the US government kept federal troops in the South for more than a decade to ensure order. Anyone who held a position in the Confederacy was not allowed to hold public office, and some of these people were never again allowed the right to vote.
Freed slaves, called freedmen, were allowed to vote and hold government positions. Northerners who came to the South to start businesses or take over existing jobs were called carpetbaggers.
Some Southerners despised these people, and created terrorist groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, to attack carpetbaggers and those who associated with them, as well as black people.
The KKK intimidated and murdered black people and any white people that helped and supported black people.
This magazine cover from shows black Americans voting for the first time. John Wilkes Booth, a passionate supporter of the Confederacy, snuck up behind Lincoln and shot him while he and his wife were watching a play.
President Lincoln died the next day, April 15th, Booth was eventually caught and killed. His three co-conspirators were also captured, convicted, and executed.American Civil War, also called War Between the States, four-year war (–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of .
Watch video · The Union victory in the Civil War in may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the South during the Reconstruction period () introduced a .
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American Civil War Forums. Home Forums > The Knapsack. Reconstruction: Reconstruction, the period () after the American Civil War during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded.
THE HOME FRONT IN FLORIDA. The Civil War was completely disruptive to the home front. Before the end of the conflict some 15, Floridians out of a population of just 78, whites fought in the Civil War. By the end of the Civil War, roughly , black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S.
Army and another 19, served in the Navy. Nearly 40, black soldiers died over the course of the war—30, of infection or disease.