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Reconstruction: Overview

Reconstruction

Reconstruction refers to the period immediately after the Civil War from 1865 to 1877 when several United States administrations sought to reconstruct society in the former Confederate states in particular by establishing and protecting the legal rights of the newly freed black population. Historians consider Reconstruction to be a total failure as the former Confederate states did not recover economically from the devastation of the war and the Black population was reduced to second class status with limited rights enforced through violence and discrimination.

Overview

This site is meant to help you do research for your U.S. History paper.  The assignment is attached under the tab "Assignments" for your reference.  Please select "Topic possibilities" to find subject keywords for your topic and "Sources" to see suggested research sources for you to use

Remember to authenticate all your sources based on the R.O.A.D. criteria:

  • R Relevancy and Reliability
  • O Objectivity
  • A Authority
  • D Date

Remember to cite all your sources correctly using MLA advanced in Noodlebib.  Even pictures and statistics must be cited.

Remember to use your information ethically -- use direct quotes, paraphrase, or summarize but ALWAYS cite!

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