America's History, Volume 2: Since 1865 by David Brody, James A. Henretta, Lynn Dumenil, Susan Ware

By David Brody, James A. Henretta, Lynn Dumenil, Susan Ware

"How did that happen?" scholars ask yourself approximately their earlier. America’s History offers a transparent clarification. teachers depend on America’s History to aid them educate that historical past concerns — this implies aiding their scholars comprehend not just what occurred, but in addition why. For the hot, 6th variation, the authors took a difficult examine all facets in their textual content, thought of what labored and what didn’t, and crafted a huge revision plan that demonstrates, once more, their unrivaled dedication to America’s History. The hallmark of the revision is an intensive reconsideration of the post-1945 interval that includes new scholarship and is sensible of the hot previous, yet America’s History, 6th variation deals even more. This contains extra narrative alterations in either volumes, a brand new in-text characteristic application in line with written and visible fundamental records in each bankruptcy, and a bunch of recent and more suitable pedagogic gains. With its transparent exposition, insightful research and in-text assets, America’s History, offers teachers and scholars every little thing they want.

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Only a handful went as far as Stevens in demanding that the plantations be treated as “forfeited estates of the enemy” and broken up into small farms for the former slaves. About securing the freedmen’s civil and political rights, however, there was agreement. In this endeavor Radicals had no qualms about expanding the powers of the national government. “The power of the great landed aristocracy in those regions, if unrestrained by power from without, would inevitably reassert itself,” warned Congressman George W.

In July an angry Congress renewed the Freedmen’s Bureau over a second Johnson veto. The Fourteenth Amendment. Anxious to consolidate their gains, Republicans moved to enshrine black civil rights in an amendment to the Constitution. The heart of the Fourteenth Amendment was Section 1, which declared that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” were citizens. ” These phrases were vague, intentionally so, but they established the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act and, at the least, laid the groundwork for a federally enforced standard of equality before the law in the states.

The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits. Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me. From your old servant, Jourdon Anderson SOURCE : Stanley I. , 2 vols. (New York: W. W. Norton, 1979), 2: 4–6, 24–27. A N A LY Z I N G T H E E V I D E N C E ➤ The South proved fiercely resistant to accepting the ex- slaves as citizens with equal rights. In what ways does Heyward’s letter provide insight into that resistance and (despite Heyward’s professed sympathy) help explain why so many blacks were beaten and killed when they tried to exercise their rights?

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