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Travesties against America During the time frame from the end of the Civil War to 1910 the nation faced many problems physical and emotional The growth of the Industrial era set pace for better transportation systems more workers and new marketing techniques These new demands brought new rules and challenges and since there were no guidelines on how to address them there were made up responses as they went along With the rapid changes violence was not too far away Racial violence violence directed against Native Americans the characteristic violence of the frontier and labor violence are some examples These new changes brought challenges among African Americans Native Americans and working class urban residents The ending of the Civil War brought false hopes among African Americans The false hopes entailed equality with the other races and opportunity in American life African Americans wouldnt see this happen for many years later and even to this day people still hold racial prejudices Congress started Reconstruction a program made to reconstruct the social and political relations between whites and blacks Another congress-funded act was the Freedmans Bureau Their job was to feed clothe and protect the ex-slaves This led to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which intended to outlaw varied forms of segregation and the 13th 14th 15th amendments were added to the constitution With the phrase second class citizens synonymous with African Americans separation was occurring throughout the South They were soon realizing their dreams of equality were being unmet The physical separation of the races was the most revolutionary change in relations between whites and Negroes in South Carolina during Reconstruction The total outlook was that segregation was a substitute for slavery Most whites thought that this was the most logical solution since many thought they couldnt get out of the master-slave relationship Segregation effected men women and even greatly the children Another group of people to face difficult changes were
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