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Reconstruction
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The story of the Civil War picks up with the scene after the Battle of Gettysburg and comes to a close with the assassination of Lincoln. In the war's aftermath, Reconstruction becomes a promise unfulfilled.
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From the Gettysburg Address to Reconstruction.


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The Civil War, 1863-1865.


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After the Civil War, African Americans faced assaults upon their newly won political rights. The Fifteenth Amendment, giving all male citizens the right to vote, disturbed many Southerners, as well as Northerners, who used a variety of extra-legal means to intimidate blacks and prevent them from voting.

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