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The Positives and negatives of Specific I ssues of the South During Reconstruction

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The Positives and negatives of Specific I ssues of the South During Reconstruction

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  1. The Positives and negatives of Specific Issues of the South During Reconstruction

  2. Demand for Cotton Increases Positive Negative • Georgia farmers could get high prices for their cotton crops. • Kept Georgia agriculture tied to a one-crop economy.

  3. Northern investors do business in the South Positive Negative • Got Georgia industry operating again and trains running. • Confederate Southerners resentful of Northern intervention.

  4. Carpetbaggers and scalawags become involved in business and government Positive Negative • Their activities may have stimulated the economy. • Took advantage of people who were in economic and political turmoil.

  5. Freedmen’s Bureau is set up by the U.S. government Positive Negative • Helped whites and blacks get food, clothing, fuel, and supplies. • White southerners resented its work especially when it gave more help to blacks and appeared to help the Republican Party.