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Lecture 10 - The Impact of the War Excellent notes on the end of the civil war. Very detailed and elaborate!!!

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HIST 315
Andrew Hunt

HIST120 Feb 7 2011 Lecture 10The Impact of the War Becoming a NationI The Assassination of LincolnThe Strange Dream of Abraham Lincoln early April 1865Tragedy on Good Friday John Wilkes Booth murders President Lincoln at Fords theatre April 14 1865Lincoln was pronounced dead the following morning after Booth shot him with a Beranger pistolA time of mourning The days after Abraham Lincolns assassinationTrain reaches Springfield Illinois and is buried at a cemeteryII Presidential ReconstructionThe South after the Civil War a melancholy sightSouth was destroyed animals lying in pits cities destroyed and farms burned down earth was blackened and stench from dead animals lay in ruinsDemanding job was to figure out how to reconstruct the ruined South of the United States to once again become a unified nationSouths revival would take time Putting railroads back fixing broken bridges and slavery an economic institution had been destroyed what was going to replace itSlaves continued to work on the land dealt with their freedom in different ways some were furious and confronts their owners full of angerMost slaves were restraint with violence against their former ownersEarly reconstruction schemes under Lincoln 18631865 1 Amnesty for Confederates All except high ranked Union officers would welcome back as citizens of the Republic 2 The 10 Percent Plan The 10 who stayed loyal could organize a state government and be part of the restoration of the Union Arkansas Louisiana and Tennessee th The first of the three slave amendments Congress approves the 13 Amendment of the Constitution which made slavery illegal on January 31 1865The Man from Tennessee President Andrew Johnson 18081875the limits of Presidential Reconstruction only senator to remain loyal to the Union when other Southern States were succeeding
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