The War ended with the surrender of the South. The War has no significance of guerrilla warfare. Many northerners agreed that victory would require two war goals: Confederate nationalism was to be enforced and slavery to be abolished. The confederate nationalists disagreed on all these goals as well as the degree of federal control, which they thought, should be imposed on the South. They also disagreed on the process by which the South should be a part of the union once again. The Reconstruction of the South involved a complex and quick changing series of federal and state polices. The long-term result came in three Civil War
amendments to the U. S. constitution, which were; The XIII that abolished slavery, XIV which extends the federal legal protections for citizens regardless of race, and the XV which abolishes a different race from voting in an election. In 1877 federal interference ends and the “Jim Crow” era begin. The Civil War has a lasting effect on American politics and our culture. Northern Republicans “waved the bloody shirt,” and brought up wartime causalities as an electoral stratagem. The memories of the Civil War and the Reconstruction held the segregated south as a Democratic and was called the “Solid South. ” The Civil Rights
movements of the 1960’s had its neoabolitionist roots in the shadow of Reconstruction. Radical Republicans, sought policies use as a base in the Congressional Joint committee on Reconstruction. Abraham Lincoln sought out a more lenient plan for the Reconstruction of the south for Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The president’s plan was to propose a ten percent plan that requires ten percent of the voters from the 1860 election to show their loyalty to the reintegrated union.
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