Presentation on theme: "ConstructionRe The period of time after the Civil War when the South was rebuilt. The federal program to rebuild the South. 1865 - 1877."— Presentation transcript:
constructionRe The period of time after the Civil War when the South was rebuilt. The federal program to rebuild the South. 1865 - 1877
After the Civil War The Civil War was the most costly war in American History in terms of total devastation. At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil War, and some experts say the toll reached 700,000. These casualties exceed the nation's loss in all its other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam.
Amazing War Losses www.civilwarhome.com/casualties.htm
Lee’s hungry men were allowed to return to their homes and farms to face an uncertain future.
There was jubilation in the North. http://www.wildwestweb.net/cwphotos.html
President Lincoln visited captured Richmond and was greeted as an emancipator by former slaves (Freedmen) and free blacks alike.
There were refugees all over the South, black Black family finds safety among Federal soldiers. Historical photo: Library of Congress
The South lay in ruins from its transportation system...
to its economy and banking system, to its agricultural system,
to its few factories, and its churches and public buildings.
Ruins in Charleston, S.C. Photographer: George N. Barnard http://www.wildwestweb.net/cwphotos2.html
Richmond, VA - City ruins, looking east from the canal basin. Photographed after the city surrendered, April 3, 1865. Historical photo: Library of Congress
The Defeated South A: Because the majority of battles took place in the South, many Southern houses, farms, bridges, and railroads were destroyed. Q: Based upon your observations of the map below, how were the North and the South effected differently as a result of the Civil War?
Ruins in Front of the Capitol – Richmond, VA, 1865
Grounds of the Ruined Arsenal with Scattered Shot and Shell - Richmond, VA, April 1865
Guns and Ruined Buildings Near the Tredegar Iron Works - Richmond, VA, April 1865
Right: Atlanta, Georgia Above: Charleston, South Carolina
A Southern armored railroad gun has gone as far as it can on these rails, typifying Civil War destruction of Southern railroad tracks. (Virginia) This famous photo was taken looking across the ruins of the railroad bridge in Fredericksburg, Virginia
· Confederate money became worthless, and banks closed.
· Newly freed slaves, freedmen, had no land, jobs, or education. post-Civil War Ohio Atlanta, GA