Definitions for Reconstructionˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən
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re•con•struc•tionˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən(n.)
the act of reconstructing.
(cap.) the process by which the states that had seceded were reorganized as part of the Union after the Civil War. the period during which this took place, 1865–77.
Category: American History
Origin of reconstruction:
Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period(noun)
the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
the activity of constructing something again
an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
reconstruction, reconstructive memory(noun)
recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.
An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place or happened.
The detective's reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.
A period of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-Confederate states, the ex-Confederate leaders, and the Freedmen (ex-slaves) after the American Civil War.
the act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed
the act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of reestablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War
In the history of the United States, the term Reconstruction Era has two senses: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the Civil War; the second sense focuses on the transformation of the Southern United States from 1863 to 1877, as directed by Congress, with the reconstruction of state and society. In 1863 to 1865, Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson took a moderate position designed to bring the South back to normal as soon as possible, while the Radical Republicans used Congress to block the moderate approach, impose harsh terms, and upgrade the rights of the freedmen. Klose and Lader argue that Johnson "favored a moderate policy....He proceeded, therefore, to carry out a policy very similar to Lincoln's." The views of Lincoln and Johnson prevailed until the Congressional elections of 1866 in the North, which enabled the Radicals to take control of policy, remove former Confederates from power, and enfranchise the freedmen. A Republican coalition came to power in nearly all the southern states and set out to transform the society by setting up a free labor economy, using the U.S. Army and the Freedmen's Bureau. The Bureau protected the legal rights of freedmen, negotiated labor contracts, and set up schools and even churches for them. Thousands of Northerners came South, as missionaries, teachers, businessmen and politicians; hostile elements called them "Carpetbaggers". Rebuilding the rundown railroad system was a major strategy, but it collapsed when a nationwide depression struck the economy in 1873. The Radicals, frustrated by Johnson's opposition to Congressional Reconstruction, filed impeachment charges but the action failed by one vote in the Senate.
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Translations for Reconstruction
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- إعادَة بِناءArabic
- reconstruçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die RekonstruktionGerman
- ανασυγκρότηση, ανάπλαση, αναπαράστασηGreek
- rekonstrukcija, obnovaCroatian
- újjáépítés, rekonstrukcióHungarian
- atkūrimas, rekonstrukcijaLithuanian
- rekonstrukcija; restaurācija; atjaunošanaLatvian
- rekonstruksjon, gjenreisingNorwegian
- بيرته سمونه، بياجوړونه، بياروغونهPashto
- yeniden tasarlamaTurkish
- 重建，再現Chinese (Trad.)
- перебудова, реконструкціяUkrainian
- تعمیر نوUrdu
- sự dựng lạiVietnamese
- 重议，重定，重建Chinese (Simp.)
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