Liberty, Equality, Power: Volume II: Since 1863, Enhanced by John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Alice

By John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Alice Fahs, Gary Gerstle

See first-hand how the interaction of assorted forces formed latest U.S. country and its humans into the powerhouse it really is at the present time. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, energy, superior CONCISE variation, 4E indicates you ways to take advantage of the maps, photographs, and charts within the booklet to offer you an area on your research of background. a short advent to the textual content -- "Studying from basic resource fabrics" -- finds the various tips to uncovering the prior that your teacher wishes you to grasp. "Discovery" sections, on the finish of each bankruptcy, help you in working towards those abilities, that allows you to assist you attach the text's issues and excel on your path. This prime, balanced presentation of political and social heritage involves lifestyles with the aid of award-winning, top-level authors, together with pre-eminent colonial historian John Murrin, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James McPherson. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, strength: superior CONCISE variation, 4E emphasizes liberty, equality, and gear for a third-dimensional trip as you event the transformation of the United States from a land inhabited by way of hunter-gatherers and agricultural local americans into the main robust business country on the earth.

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458 C H A P T E R 1 7 RECONSTRUCTION, 1863—1877 Rifle Clubs (Mississippi); and Red Shirts (South Carolina). Unlike the Klan, these groups operated openly. In Louisiana, they fought pitched battles with Republican militias in which scores were killed. When the Grant administration sent large numbers of federal troops to Louisiana, people in both North and South cried out against military rule. The protests grew even louder when soldiers marched onto the floor of the Louisiana legislature in January 1875 and expelled several Democratic legislators after a contested election.

Law and order broke down in many areas. The war had ended early enough in the spring to allow the planting of at least some food crops. But who would plant and cultivate them? One-quarter of the South’s white farmers had been killed in the war; the slaves were slaves no more. “We have nothing left to begin anew with,” lamented a South Carolina planter. ” But despite all, life went on. Slaveless planters and their wives, soldiers’ widows and their children, plowed and planted. Confederate veterans drifted home and went to work.

Credit Mobilier Construction company for the Union Pacific Railroad that gave shares of stock to some congressmen in return for favors. spoils system System by which the victorious political party rewarded its supporters with government jobs. patronage Government jobs given out by political figures to their supporters, regardless of ability. Grant is usually branded a failure as president. His two administrations (1869–1877) were plagued by scandals. His private secretary allegedly became involved in the infamous whiskey ring, a network of distillers and revenue agents that deprived the government of millions of tax dollars; his secretary of war was impeached for selling appointments to army posts and Indian reservations; and his attorney general and secretary of the interior resigned under suspicion of malfeasance in 1875.

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