At the end of the Civil War, the United States was still a very divided place. 700,000 people had died in a bitter fight over slavery. Reconstruction was the political process meant to bring the country back together. It was also the mechanism by which the country would extend the rights of citizenship to BlackContinue reading “Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19”
Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.
In which John Green teaches you about the Industrial Economy that arose in the United States after the Civil War. You know how when you’re studying history, and you’re reading along and everything seems safely in the past, and then BOOM you think, “Man, this suddenly seems very modern.” For me, that moment in USContinue reading “The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23”
In which John Green teaches you about Reconstruction. After the divisive, destructive Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had a plan to reconcile the country and make it whole again. Then he got shot, Andrew Johnson took over, and the disagreements between Johnson and Congress ensured that Reconstruction would fail. The election of 1876 made the wholeContinue reading “Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22”
It’s not lost on historians that Donald Trump’s impeachment trial acquittal will fall on Presidents’ Day weekend, a holiday celebrating the examples set by America’s first president, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, who held the republic together through civil war and ended slavery. Why it matters: Through his repeated efforts to overturn the election, Trump putContinue reading “Historians say impact of expected Trump acquittal will be felt for years”