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Reconstruction in the South

Summary: Following the Civil War, life in the south had changed dramatically. A significant change was found in the social order. Slavery no longer existed, leaving blacks as the majority in some states. To most Southern whites, this was a startling and frightening fact.
Authority and power are two elements most often taken advantage of by the human race. Regardless of who obtains these coveted treasures, abuse is inevitable; whether it is intentional or not. Throughout the history of America, the abuse of authority and power can be seen quite often. More specifically, this abuse can be discovered lurking about during the restorative period subsequent to the civil war. After the north had officially defeated the south in May of 1865, preparations to repair this fractured and severed southern region had already begun. When the north began reconstruction in the south, everything started to unwind, thread by thread. Primarily, Andrew Johnson was elected president. Though this may have seemed satisfactory, it became evident that Johnson did not take all actions necessary and proper when dealing with southerners and consequently, they proceeded to rebel against black equality. On top of this, Congress...

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