hithe question is “The period from the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to the turn of the 20th century began with high hopes for the creation of a more free and equal nation. The defeat of the rebellion and final destruction of slavery opened the door to this possibility. Looking at the historical events of Reconstruction (1865-1877), the Gilded Age (1870-1890), and the Populist Era (1890-1900), and citing specific examples from the in-class lectures, write a brief (2 pages, typed, double-spaced, preferably 12-pt font, roughly 500 words) essay explaining the extent to which the United States did, or did not live up to the ideal of creating a more free and equal society between 1865 and 1900.”
First mean point: Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Examples from class:
*Sherman and what he did.
*Andrew Johnson and his demands.
*Civil rights bill 1865-66.
Second mean point: Gilded age 1870-1890
* the Examples from class:
*Second industrial revolution.
*Jacob Riis book.
*1887 Oawes Act.
*Captains of industry + Robber Barons
Third mean point: â€œPopulistsâ€ 1890-1900
# the Examples from the class:
*Voting rights act of 1965