Was Reconstruction “Radical”?
After the Civil War, Congress passed a series of increasingly radical measures designed to rebuild the South. The effectiveness of these measures was hotly debated at the time, and the debate has continued into the present day. How radical was Reconstruction?
1. How do the opinions of Tillman and The Independent differ on northern control of the South?
2. What were the failures of Reconstruction according to Simkins and Foner?
3. Create your own editorial of the Era- do you believe Reconstruction was or was not successful?