To what extent did the Civil War and Reconstruction change American economics, politics, and society?
To what extent were Americans divided over changes brought about by the growth of industry in the late 1800s?
To what extent did the guarantees of the 14th and 15th Amendments protect African-Americans between 1877-1921?
A period of Reconstruction began in 1865 after the Civil War ended.
The president and Congress clashed over Reconstruction policies, particularly in regard to the status of former slaves.
Reconstruction ended in 1877 when northern troops pulled out the South as a result of a compromise over the controversy surrounding the presidential election of 1876.