Perspective of a Poor White Farmer (in South Carolina)
Positives of Reconstruction
Johnson's Plan for Reconstruction...P/S/E
Jim Crow Laws...S
Ku Klux Klan...S/P
Negatives of Reconstruction
Lincoln's Plan for Reconstruction...E/S/P
Reconstruction Act of 1867...P/S/E
Grant Elected President...P/S
Success or Failure?
In my opinion, Reconstruction was a failure for Southerners because it changed their way of life. It had a heavy impact on the agricultural economy. Political changes to society such as sharecropping, the 13th-15th amendments and the impeachment of President Johnson, truly altered the daily routines of Southerners.