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16 Oct, 15 tweets, 2 min read
The Civil War ends on Sunday, April 9 1865. Abraham Lincoln is killed Friday April 14, just five days later.

Lincoln is replaced by Andrew Johnson who more or less restores the Pre-Civil War Power Structure.

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By the summer of 1865 most of the wealthy Confederate families are issued pardons, by personally visiting Andrew Johnson at the White House.

Anyone owning more than $20K worth of property was required to visit AJ in person in order to receive one.
I tell you what really makes you sad are the advertisements in papers following the end of the Civil where black families were trying to locate lost relatives.
Reconstruction History, an odd term, is a buried history. For a reason.
The Freedman's Bureau was the ultimate Con Job put forth by the North.

Tasked with figuring out how the newly emancipated black people of the South were to carry forward in this "New World," they were quickly undercut by low budgets and inadequate staffing.

Built to fail.
The Freedman's Bureau had 850,000 acres of seized land from the South to hand out to the black people. That did not happen.

Andrew Johnson and the Oligarchy had different plans.

Johnson gives that land back to the wealthy Confederates.
The biggest snakes are Rich People.
Not sure who said it, but I agree... "Racism is a distraction." This two-America crap is the same thing. Follow the money.
Most of the south's citizens (poor people) did not support Succession, and did not own slaves. The Ruling Class did. But the poor fought the war, in order to establish a new version of slavery for the rich.
The Civil War was about CONTROL. Nothing more, nothing less.
The Civil War was not fought over "Slavery" it was fought over the "Definition of Slavery."
This whole notion is summed up well in Oliver Stone's 'Platoon.'
Wow you can learn something new every day. I never knew about the Military Reconstruction of 1867. Following the passing of the 14th Amendment.
And what do the poorest people do first in dire straights? Poor, black and whites worked together to build schools and political organizations for the common good.

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