Discussion questions. See paper instructions.
Part 1: During the Reconstruction period, Congress became consumed with partisanship and as such, ultimately failed in Southern Reconstruction. When you look at the process of today’s legislative acts, what, if anything, has changed? Compare and contrast the issues Congress has to deal with to pass legislation in today’s society versus those in the Reconstruction era. Discuss the issues during the Reconstruction period.Part 2: The government’s policy in dealing with Early Americans changed somewhat over the years, although the outcome often meant death for the Indian nation, regardless of policy. Considering the Indian Wars, and the government’s views (including the Dawes Act), reflect on the following:Discuss the concerns facing native nations. Should you resist assimilation and cling to your tradition, or comply with the U.S. government?