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150th Anniversary: Battle of Fredericksburg | Battle of Chancellorsville

Aftermath

Introduction

The Civil War lasted for four years, devastated the country (especially the south), caused the death of more than 600,000 soldiers, and changed America forever. But now, there was peace, and all Americans would set to the task of rebuilding the shattered nation. There was a strong desire for healing and forgiveness, but the whispers of revenge soon became a powerful force in the post-Civil War years. It would be a time of turmoil and transition as slavery was abolished, and a new America was born.

Collapse of the Confederacy

Assassination of a President

Reconstruction

Freedman's Bureau

Sharecropping

African-Americans after the war

Carpetbaggers

Virginia after the war

Changes to the Constitution

Jim Crow Laws

Legacy of the Civil war