Definitions for Reconstructionˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən
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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
The term Reconstruction Era, in the context of the history of the United States, 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. From 1863 to 1865, Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson took moderate positions designed to bring the South back to normal as quickly as possible, while the Radical Republicans used Congress to block any moderate approaches, impose harsh terms, and upgrade the rights of the freedmen. Johnson followed a lenient policy toward ex-Confederates much like Lincoln's. Lincoln's last speeches show that he was leaning toward supporting the enfranchisement of some freedmen, whereas Johnson was opposed to this. Johnson's interpretations of Lincoln's policies 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.
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It has put us back in the relief rather than reconstruction stage.
We would have liked it if they concentrated on the reconstruction first, that would have been better.
We will extract reconstruction by our rifles, if there will be no rebuilding, there will be another explosion.
We will construct temporary learning centers for schools because reconstruction of old buildings will take time.
The earthquake will bring negotiations to a standstill, reconstruction can only be more difficult with a broken political system.
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- přestavba, rekonstrukceCzech
- Rekonstruktion, WiederaufbauGerman
- ανακατασκευή, αναστήλωση, αναπαράσταση, ανοικοδόμηση, αποκατάστασηGreek
- reconstrucción, restauraciónSpanish
- jälleenrakennus, uudelleenrakennus, rekonstruktio, rekonstruointiFinnish
- restaurare, reconstrucție, reconstruire, restaurație, reconstituireRomanian
- реконструкция, восстановление, возрождение, воссозданиеRussian
- rekonstruktion, återuppbyggnadSwedish
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