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    Describe the changed world of ex-slaves after the Civil War

    Evaluate and understand the relative success of Reconstruction

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    Describe the changed world of ex-slaves after the Civil War.

    After the defeat of the Confederate and the end of slavery (legally documented), the southern United States was in social turmoil. A different kind of conflict began between Black and White Americans. Black Americans were forging an understanding of freedom and how that changed the meaning of their lives and White Americans wanted to desperately retain the "old order" of society.

    The ex-slaves began to reunite families that were separated under slavery and began to establish their own schools and churches. The family became the main pillar in their new culture. As slaves, marriages were not considered legal thus many Black Americans had their marriages legally registered under the ...

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    This solution will assist the student in understanding the cultural changes and relative successes of the Reconstruction Era in the United States.