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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Tyler

Post Bellum America 1866-1880: Lockdown American Series Monday 20 November

  • Preface: Aftermath of wars can be both messy and lengthy

  • Lincoln looks to the future but his time is cut short

  • Andrew Johnson succeeds Lincoln

  • Problem of slavery not gone away

  • Federal Reconstruction Acts

  • Johnson impeached

  • Federal Republicans support changes for ex slaves and meet resistance thro' 1870s

  • 1876 'Dodgy' Presidential Election which sees Hayes elected

  • 1877 Compromise

  • The so called New South isn't all some would hope for, NB Jim Crow Laws

  • 1880 Presidential Election

  • It's not over yet!

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