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Re. construction. The period of time after the Civil War when the South was rebuilt. The federal program to rebuild the South. 1865 - 1877. After the Civil War. The Civil War was the most costly war in American History in terms of total devastation.

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The period of time after the Civil War when the South was rebuilt.

The federal program to rebuild the South.

1865 - 1877

after the civil war
After the Civil War
  • The Civil War was the most costly war in American History in terms of total devastation.
  • At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil War, and some experts say the toll reached 700,000.
  • These casualties exceed the nation's loss in all its other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam.
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There was jubilation in the North.

http://www.wildwestweb.net/cwphotos.html

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President Lincoln visited captured Richmond and was greeted as an emancipator by former slaves (Freedmen) and free blacks alike.

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There were refugees all over the South, black

Black family finds safety among Federal soldiers.

Historical photo: Library of Congress

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The South lay in ruins

from its transportation system . . .

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to its economy and banking system,

to its agricultural system,

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to its few factories,

and its churches and public buildings.

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Ruins in Charleston, S.C.Photographer: George N. Barnard

http://www.wildwestweb.net/cwphotos2.html

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Richmond, VA - City ruins, looking east from the canal basin. Photographed after the city surrendered,

April 3, 1865.

Historical photo: Library of Congress

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The Defeated South

Q: Based upon your observations of the map below, how were the North and the South effected differently as a result of the Civil War?

A: Because the majority of battles took place in the South, many Southern houses, farms, bridges, and railroads were destroyed.

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Above: Charleston, South Carolina

Right: Atlanta, Georgia

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This famous photo was taken looking across the ruins of the railroad bridge in Fredericksburg, Virginia

A Southern armored railroad gun has gone as far as it can on these rails, typifying Civil War destruction of Southern railroad tracks. (Virginia)

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· Newly freed slaves, freedmen, had no land, jobs, or education.

post-Civil WarOhio

Atlanta, GA