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VII. Civil War and Reconstruction 1860 – 1877



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VII. Civil War and Reconstruction 1860 – 1877
1. The South never had a chance to win the Civil War. To what extent, and why, do you

agree or disagree with this statement? (71)


2. “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and

political equality of the white and black races.” How can this 1858 statement of

Abraham Lincoln be reconciled with his 1862 Emancipation Proclamation? (88)
3. How do you account for the failure of Reconstruction (1865 – 1877) to bring social

and economic equality of opportunity to the former slaves? (83)


4. The unpopular ideas and causes of one period often gain popularity and support in

another, but the ultimate price of success is usually the alteration or subversion of the

original ideas and programs. For the period 1830-1870, discuss this statement with

reference to BOTH (A) the ideas and activities of abolitionists and (B) the policies of

the Republican Party. ( 78)
5. Discuss the political, economic, and social reforms introduced in the South between

1864 and 1877. To what extent did these reforms survive the Compromise of 1877?

(92)
6. Analyze the economic consequences of the Civil War with respect to any TWO of

the following in the United States between 1865 and 1880.

Agriculture Transportation

Labor Industrialization (97)







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