HIS 204 New Course/ShopTutorial

HIS 204 New Course/ShopTutorial


HIS 204 Week 1 DQ 1The History of Reconstruction
HIS 204 Week 1 DQ 2The Industrial Revolution
HIS 204 Week 1 Quiz
HIS 204 Week 2 DQ 1The Progressive Movement
HIS 204 Week 2 DQ 2America’s Age of Imperialism
HIS 204 Week 2 Quiz
HIS 204 Week 2 PaperThe Progressive Presidents
HIS 204 Week 3 DQ 1Normalcy and the New Deal
HIS 204 Week 3 DQ 2The End of Isolation
HIS 304 Week 3 Quiz
HIS 204 Week 3 FinalPaper Preparation (Native American history)
HIS 204 Week 4 DQ 1 ASingle American Nation
HIS 204 Week 4 DQ 2Cold War
HIS 204 Week 4 Quiz
HIS 204 Week 5 DQ 1The Age of Reagan
HIS 204 Week 5 DQ 2The Lived Experience of Ordinary People
HIS 204 Week 5 FinalPaper Native American history


HIS 204 Week 1 DQ 1 The History of Reconstruction (New)

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The History of Reconstruction. Many Americans like to imagine the history of their nation as one of continual progress. While acknowledging that not all persons and groups enjoyed equal rights at all times, Americans often take it for granted that American history moves in only one direction: toward greater rights, greater freedom, and greater equality. This perspective makes it difficult for many Americans to understand the Reconstruction period and to place it in a broader historical narrative. The problem they face is that African Americans from roughly 1867 to 1875 enjoyed far more political influence and equal rights than they ever had before, or ever would again until the end of the modern Civil Rights Movement almost a century later. The fact that a group could be stripped of rights it once enjoyed is difficult for many Americans to accept, and so they often retreat into a false narrative, in which African Americans never gained any rights at all, and were abandoned to their fate as soon as slavery ended. In this model, the infamous...

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