What were some of the main problems that reconstruction sought to address?
What were the main post-war problems that Reconstruction governments in the South had to solve? The South’s physical condition needed rebuilt: buildings, railroad tracks, bridges, roads, and abandoned farms. The South’s economy needed to be rebuilt, and the South’s population was devastated.
What were the most significant accomplishments of Reconstruction state governments?
Among the other achievements of Reconstruction were the South’s first state-funded public school systems, more equitable taxation legislation, laws against racial discrimination in public transport and accommodations and ambitious economic development programs (including aid to railroads and other enterprises).
How were the southern states governed during reconstruction?
The Reconstruction Acts established military rule over Southern states until new governments could be formed. They also limited some former Confederate officials’ and military officers’ rights to vote and to run for public office. The Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed African American men the right to vote.
Why was the plan for reconstruction of the South needed?
The purpose of the Reconstruction was to help the South become a part of the Union again. Federal troops occupied much of the South during the Reconstruction to insure that laws were followed and that another uprising did not occur. Many people wanted the South to be punished for trying to leave the Union.
Who opposed reconstruction?
Why was the reconstruction of the south likely to be a difficult process?
Closure Question #1: Why was Reconstruction of the South likely to be a difficult process? punishing southerners by taking their land and giving farms to freedmen. demanded guarantees of African American equality; the Bill was vetoed by Abraham Lincoln.
What major challenges did the federal government face in reconstructing the South?
What major challenges faced the federal government in reconstructing the South after the Civil War during the period from 1865 to 1877? With the defeat of the confederacy and the passage of the 13th amendment.