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Reconstruction Era

Reconstruction Era
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Tasks to accomplish:

  • Students will compare and contrast the three Reconstruction plans by making a chart and then determining :
    • which favored the South
    • which favored the newly freed people
      • (Give reasons to back up each position)
  • Explain the roles that each of the following groups played during this era, whether positive, negative, or both:
    • carpetbaggers
    • scalawags
    • Ku Klux Klan
    • freedmen

For Homework:

  • Write a 2-3 page essay on what you think would have happened to African-Americans following the Civil War if Lincoln had lived.

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abe lincoln

 

Abraham Lincoln:

-Lincoln's Speech on Reconstruction (1865): http://www.wildwestweb.net/cwdocs/reconstruction.html 

-Lincoln's Plan: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0860645.html 

-Lincoln and Johnson's Plan- http://www.icsd.k12.ny.us/legacy/highschool/pjordan/ushonors/Regents%20Review/Manifest%20Destiny%20to%20Reconstruct/reconstruction.html

 

 

andrew johnson

Andrew Johnson:

- Johnson's Plan: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0860646.html 

-Impeachment: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/peopleevents/e_impeach.html 

 

 

 

radical rep

Radical Republicans:

-Radical Reconstruction: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/H/1994/ch6_p13.htm 

-Their plan: http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h180.html

 

 

reconstruction

Reconstruction:

-Reconstruction and Slavery: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart5.html 

-After the 13th Amendment: http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/douglass/part5.html

-Reconstruction Exhibit: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html

-Reconstruction Timline of Events: http://www.progressiveliving.org/history/timeline/gilded_age_reconstruction/gilded_age_reconstruction_timeline.html

 

 

kkk

 Ku Klux Klan (KKK):

-Information: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm

-History: http://www.britannica.com/blackhistory/micro/329/99.html 

- Former KKK Leader interview- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBwIRq_hmjg 

 

 

 

Additional Sources:

-Primary Documents from the period- http://www.historycentral.com/documents/reconstruction.html 

-Scalawags and Carpetbaggers- http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h240.html 

-Scalawags and Carpetbaggers- http://www.oldstatehouse.com/exhibits/arkansas-politics/onthestump-6a2.asp 

-Freedmen's Bureau- http://www.civilwarhome.com/freedmen.htm 

-Black codes: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASblackcodes.htm 

 

 

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