hist221 discussion board and 2 responses

For this Forum pick Question A or Question B:

Question A:

First watch the PBS video:

Reconstruction: A Moment In The Sun : www.pbs.org/video/2365472571/

How successful was Reconstruction? What measures were created to assist the Freedmen? Give examples of how the ex-slave society tried to stop the advancement of African Americans after the Civil War.

Question B:

Use your readings (and perhaps a little more research) to fully understand and answer the following questions.

Today the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most cherished and celebrated documents from the history of the United States? Define the Emancipation Proclamation and discuss its significance during the era? Why did Lincoln propose this measure and what was its effect on society?

Initial post of at least 300 words due by Wednesday.
At least two responses to your classmates of at least 200 words due by Friday.

You must also answer any follow-up questions asked by your instructor