“The great railroad strike of July, 1877,” Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1877 Aug. 11), p. 388-9, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,

How did the country change because of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the nineteenth century?

Download Primary Source Set: Reconstruction's Impact on the Country 

This inquiry set illustrates many developments that will set the stage for modern United States history. Reconstruction in the wake of the Civil War, rapid western expansion, industrialization, immigration, and increasing racism and nativism are necessary to understand the impact of the Civil War on the country at the end of the 19th century.