Rebuilding a Nation: Picking Up the Pieces by Sarah Elder Hale
  

Rebuilding a Nation: Picking Up the Pieces

Written by Sarah Elder Hale
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Rebuilding a Nation: Picking Up the Pieces by Sarah Elder Hale

After the Civil War ended in April 1865, the country needed to rebuild itself. Yet putting the country back together was not a simple task: Too much blood had been shed and too much hatred lingered between the North and the South. Many questions remained: How could the loyalty of former Confederates be assured? What would become of the thousands of freed slaves? Though President Abraham Lincoln had prepared plans for the restoration of the country, he was assassinated before he could begin them.Rebuilding a Nation: Picking Up the Pieces tells the story of a period of great change for the United States. Discover the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson and its roots in his disagreements with Congress about Reconstruction. Explore the three constitutional amendments that became law during this period, giving all Americans new rights. Meet the African American men who were elected during Reconstruction, as well as Booker T. Washington, who, as a freedman, was able to realize his dreams of getting an education.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Sarah Elder Hale
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Publisher

Cricket Books, a division of Carus Publishing Co

Publication date

29th November 2005

ISBN

9780812679090


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