Documents to Accompany America's History, Volume Two: Since by James A. Henretta

By James A. Henretta

This first resource reader is designed to accompany America's background, 6th variation, and gives a refrain of voices from the earlier to complement the research of U.S. history.  either celebrated figures and traditional humans, from Frederick Douglass to mill employees, reveal the range of America's historical past whereas placing a human face on ancient event. A wealth of speeches, petitions, ads, and posters paint a brilliant photo of the social and political  lifetime of the time, delivering intensity and breadth to the textbook dialogue. short introductions set each one rfile in context, whereas questions for research aid hyperlink the person resource to bigger ancient topics.

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To what degree did Cain, like Stevens, see land redistribution as a means of punishing “rebels”? What did each man see as the proper role of the federal government in “reconstructing” the South? 2. Susan B. Anthony’s argument (Document 15-7a) rested on an analogy between the status of women in the pre-Reconstruction United States and the status of African Americans. How well did that analogy work? 3. In view of the preceding documents, just how “radical” would you say radical Reconstruction really was?

Between the two I hesitated, but finally yielded to what was believed to be party obligation. If a mistake was made, it was one of the head and not of the heart. That my heart was right and my intentions good, no one who knows me will question. If I had believed that any effort on my part would have saved Mississippi I would have made it, even if I had been convinced that it would have resulted in the loss of Ohio to the Republicans. But I was satisfied then, as I am now, that Mississippi could not have been saved to the party in any event and I wanted to avoid the responsibility of the loss of Ohio, in addition.

Not only may a man be a citizen of the United States without being a citizen of a State, but an important element is necessary to convert the former into the latter. He must reside within the State to make him a citizen of it, but it is only necessary that he should be born or naturalized in the United States to be a citizen of the Union. It is quite clear, then, that there is a citizenship of the United States, and a citizenship of a State, which are distinct from each other, and which depend upon different characteristics or circumstances in the individual.

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