Reconstruction, the war left us with the task of rebuilding our government and land. All of the south is in ruins and relations with others is tense. Texas is barren, left with no railroads and no swift way of transportation other than horseback. Because much of the fighting was fought on southern soil, much of the south lay in chaos and ruin.
Former president Abraham Lincoln's plan for reconstruction was that if 10% of the population of the state took an oath, they could be readmitted to the U.S. Unfortunately the republican president Lincoln was assassinated by the dashing man John Wilkes Booth. After this the democratic Vice President Andrew Johnson became the president. He put a more strict penalty on the south and required them to pay off all their debts, nullify the act of succession, and ratify the 13th amendment.
Reconstruction has finally ended, on this date march, 30th 1870. White democrats are now upset that African Americans are in office. Now African Americans or freedmen now live in consolidated rural and barren neighborhoods.
DOUBLE FEATURE, BREAKING NEWS
On this day January 19th 1874 the republican rule is over. Democrats now control the state government.