committees in both houses. The Road to Appomattox34. 1 (January 1938. 77 Northern officials gave varying reports on conditions for the freedmen in the South. Sharkey, August 1865"d in Franklin (1961. University of South Carolina Press.
The causes of failure to disenfranchise blacks and poor whites in the Border States, as compared to their success for well over half a century in former Confederate states, were complicated. 58 69 Johnson's presidential Reconstruction Edit Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States Northern anger over the assassination of Lincoln and the immense human cost of the war led to vengeful demands for harsh policies. Articles of Confederation. The Gilded Age. Strengths and Weaknesses: North. They created new state constitutions to set new directions for southern states. The New Departure offered the chance for a clean slate without having to re-fight the Civil War every election. 73 The freedmen would have more rights than did free blacks before the war, but they still had only a limited set of second-class civil rights, no voting rights and no citizenship. 17 In some states, the number of blacks elected to local offices reached a peak in the 1880s although Reconstruction had ended. After he showed his cabinet the document, slight alterations were made in the wording. The period of Presidential Reconstruction lasted from 1865 to 1867. Charles Sumner, embittered by the corruption of the Grant administration, joined montesquieu Thesis the new party, which nominated editor Horace Greeley.
The Reconstruction Period