S: Reconstruction of Gampistan
FC: The Gampistan Reconstruction Plan of 1867 | Written by Senator Stephen Waters & Congressman Nick Carine
1: Good Morning Mr. President. Look Sir, I know that is fairly early in the day, but not too soon to start rebuilding the country. There isn't a moment to waste. We must go over the U.S. Reconstruction Era. Yes Sir, I know that its old but the same principles apply. We don't want to make the same mistakes but we may need to uses some of the same strategies to have a successful outcome. Shall we begin Mr. President?
2: Former President of The United States | Abraham Lincoln (Honest Abe)
3: The 10% Plan | During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln offered a model for reinstatement of Southern States called the 10% Reconstruction Plan. It decreed that a state could reintegrated into the Union when 10% of the 1860 vote count from that state had taken an oath of allegiance to the U.S. and pledged to abide by emancipation. This plan was very lenient because Lincoln wanted the country back together and didn't want to punish the South. This was plan was never passed because Lincoln was killed.
4: Call of Duty: Black Codes | Black codes were unofficial laws put in place in the United States to limit the human rights and civil liberties of blacks. The term black codes is used is used to refer to legislation passed by Southern States at the end of the Civil War to control the labor, migration, and other activities of newly freed blacks.
5: These laws Mr.President are on the "don't do list". These laws made the 13th Amendment almost seem like a joke Sir. Freed slaves were didn't get to enjoy freedom just yet. We should not instill laws like this upon our fellow Gampers.
6: Abraham Lincoln announced his Reconstruction Plan. He declared that as soon as any seceded state formed a accepted presidential decisions on the subject of slavery and took oaths of allegiance to the Constitution, they would be readmitted to the Union. By the end of the Civi Arkansas and Louisiana had established governments based on these terms. Radical Republicans opposed Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan because it did not ensure equal civil rights for freed slaves. | Radical Reconstruction
7: The term referred to the observation that these newcomers tended to carry carpetbag a common form of luggage at the time (sturdy and made from recycled carpet). It was used as a derogatory term, suggesting opportunism and exploitation by the outsiders. The relocated northerners often formed alliances with freed slaves and southern whites who were Republicans, who were nicknamed scalawags. | Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
8: Trial and Error Programs | Freedmen’s Bureau - This was a U.S. federal government agency that aided distressed refuges and freed slaves during the Reconstruction Era of the United States. The Port Royal Experiment - This was a program started during the Civil War in which former slaves successfully worked on land abandoned by plantation owners. Sherman’s General Field Order No. 15 - were military orders issued during the Civil War, on January 16, 1865, by General William Sherman, commander of the Military Division of Mississippi of the United States Army. They provided for the confiscation of 400,000 acres of land along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and the dividing of it into 40 acre parcels, on which were to be settled approximately 18,000 freed slave families and other Blacks then living in the area. The orders were issued following Sherman’s March to the Sea. They were intended to address the immediate problem of dealing with the tens of thousands of black refugees who had joined Sherman's march in search of protection and sustenance.
10: The Reconstruction Amendments | The Thirteenth Amendment - officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude. The Fourteenth Amendment - was adopted on July 9, 1868 as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. Its Citizenship clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the decision in Dred Scott vs Sanford, which held that blacks could not be citizens of the United States. Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive and procedural rights.
12: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson | This was one of the most dramatic events in the political life of the reconstruction in the United States. He was the first President to be impeached. The impeachment was the result of a strong political battle between Johnson and the Radical Republicans. He was impeached on February 24, 1868, in the House of Representatives.
13: Hiram Revels | He was the first African American to serve in the United States Senate. He proceeded all the other African American's in the House. He is one of the six African American's to serve in the United States Senate. He represented Mississippi in the Reconstruction from 1870 to 1871.
14: The Civil Rights Act of 1875 | A United States federal law proposed by Senator Charles Sumner and Representative Benjamin F. Butler. The act was passed by Congress in February of 1875. It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1883. This act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude was entitled to the same treatment in public.
16: The Colfax Massacre | The aftermath of the Colfax Massacre
17: This occurred on Easter Sunday, April 13. A white militia attacked freedmen at the colfax courthouse. Three whites and around 80 freedmen died.