Running Head: Week 1
* Some historians argue that Radical Reconstruction was not radical enough. After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with this position. What are the long-term implications?
After studying the evens of the late 19th century I would have to agree with the historians that state the radical reconstruction was not radical enough. I think that the intention of these changes were to change the general cultural belief system in the south and make the region more like the north. Unfortunately with the constant changes and fighting between the different branches of the federal government did not allow for the reconstruction to be as radical or successful as the radicals wanted. To make a real impact the government should have enforces the new ...view middle of the document...
The second thing would have been a Socialist type of situation where eventually the entire country would have been under military law and all industries would have been government run. History would have changed completely and who knows if there socialism or communism would have been the main point of the American Society.
* How did the culture of the Plains Indians, specifically the Lakota Sioux, change in the late 19th century?
The original homelands of the Lakota were in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, though they wandered far and wide. At one point they had a strong presence in Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Illinois and Canada. The Lakota, one of the smallest tribes the Sioux tribe, eventually became the largest, moving west of the Missouri River due to the expansion of European settlers and were a central point in developing the Plains Indian culture during the 1800’s.
The Lakota Indians had the unfortunate luck of becoming a victim of the westward push of American development in the late 1800’s. The Lakota began to suffer when the Americans’ attitudes toward Indians had grown disdainful and unpleasant. This interaction caused the Lakota culture to change a great deal during the nineteenth century because the US governments backing out on treaties and the shrinking of their spiritual lands. On the other side of the coin, the introduction of horses and guns into the Lakota culture brought about a dramatic change to the simple and spiritual life that the Lakota once had. The horse changed the way the tribe was able to move threw out the Great Plains as well as hunt. In addition to the hunting and transportation it provided the already deadly warrior a new weapon for its arsenal. With this new weapon came the unfortunate declined to a great tribe in the Sioux nation.
Lakota/Nakota/Dakota. (1995). Retrieved from http://www.hanksville.org/daniel/lakota/Lakota.html