This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the McLean House, reconstructed on its original site in Appomattox, Va., where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant arrived at the terms of surrend

 

              This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the McLean House, reconstructed on its original site in Appomattox, Va., where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant arrived at the terms of surrend
This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the McLean House, reconstructed on its original site in Appomattox, Va., where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant arrived at the terms of surrender, marking the beginning of the end of the Civil War on Sunday, April 9, 1865. Signs around town call this the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an end. But listen to people here and all over the country, or look at exit polls from the election, and you confront deep division, polarization. Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or one. Employed or out-of-work. Citizen or non-citizen. Black or white or brown. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)