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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Abraham Lincoln:

-Lincoln's Speech on Reconstruction (1865): 

-Lincoln's Plan: 

-Lincoln and Johnson's Plan-



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Andrew Johnson:

- Johnson's Plan: 





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Radical Republicans:

-Radical Reconstruction: 

-Their plan:





-Reconstruction and Slavery: 

-After the 13th Amendment:

-Reconstruction Exhibit:

-Reconstruction Timline of Events:




 Ku Klux Klan (KKK):



- Former KKK Leader interview- 




Additional Sources:

-Primary Documents from the period- 

-Scalawags and Carpetbaggers- 

-Scalawags and Carpetbaggers- 

-Freedmen's Bureau- 

-Black codes: