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By Tim McNeese

ISBN-10: 1438130503

ISBN-13: 9781438130507

ISBN-10: 1604133546

ISBN-13: 9781604133547

The tip of the Civil warfare introduced major swap to the U.S.. The struggle had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a brand new South unfastened from slavery and open to growth and industrialization. yet a lot of the promise of the post-war South was once misplaced within the political warmth of Reconstruction. while, extra humans started to migrate to the outdated West. yet simply as Reconstruction and its aftermath finally didn't raise newly freed blacks out from lower than white racism, so the settling of the West left millions of Indians dispossessed and defeated. the hot south and the previous West: 1866-1890 takes readers on a trip in the course of the efforts to reconstruct the ravaged South and the frenzy to create new existence within the promising land to the west of the Mississippi. getting to know U.S. background spans the complicated and dramatic heritage of the us from prehistoric occasions to the current day. via a compelling narrative, thought-provoking boxed insets, and full of life illustrations, each one quantity brings to existence the folk and occasions that experience formed the state.

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Hayes, a Civil War veteran and politician from Ohio. The Democrats chose a New York reformer, named Samuel J. Tilden. Although the election became controversial, with disputed ballots in four states, Hayes still emerged as the winning candidate. During the controversies of the election, Democrats agreed to allow Hayes to take the presidency in exchange for the Republicans’ promise to end Reconstruction as quickly as possible. Hayes had nothing to do with the agreement between Republicans and Democrats, but he wasted no time in bringing Reconstruction to an official end when he took office in the spring of 1877.

First, the states had to call a constitutional convention with blacks among the delegates. Former Confederate leaders were still barred from participation. Any new state constitution had to include voting rights for blacks and the new legislatures had to vote in favor of the Fourteenth Amendment. Only then, could any former Rebel state rejoin the Union. indd 30 11/9/09 09:29:20 Rebuilding the South 31 To keep Johnson’s role in directing Reconstruction to a minimum, Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act.

That summer the two prospectors and a few others in the region began extracting large quantities of a strange dirt. indd 59 11/9/09 09:29:41 60 The New South and the Old West The ore samples were 75 percent silver and 25 percent gold, worth $3,876 per ton at that time. O’Riley and McLaughlin had made a valuable strike, later known as the Ophir Mine. In the meantime a third prospector, Canadian-born Henry T. P. Comstock, had stepped forward and talked his way into a partnership with the two Irishmen, claiming he owned the local spring they had been using.

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