BC: by PLT #3
FC: 1865 | Reconstruction High School Example Book
1: At the end of the Civil War, there was resentment between the North and the South. Many changes that had been hoped for were only temporary.
2: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era resulted in many political changes.
3: Lincoln's view that the United States was one nation prevailed. | 3 "Civil War" Amendments were added to the Constitution: 13th- Slavery Abolished 14th- States couldn't deny individual rights 15th- Voting Rights for everyone (except women)
4: The South was poor | Railroads, farms, and factories were destroyed | The North & Midwest had stronger economies. | Economic Impact
5: Soon after the war, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed and westward movement began.
6: Although Slavery was over, African Americans still struggled for equality. The Emancipation Proclamation allowed for the enlistment of African Americans.
7: For all soldiers, combat was hand to hand and a harsh reality.
9: Women had to manage homes with few resources. The home front was often facing poverty and hunger. Women took on new roles of farming, nursing, and industry.
10: Don't be harsh with former Confederates. | Ulysses S. Grant: -Became President - Opposed retribution directed at the South
11: Southerners: rejoin the Union | Robert E. Lee Believed in the importance of education for the nation's future.
12: Frederick Douglass Advocated for the passage of the 14th & 15th amendments. | Equality for African Americans