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The Reconstruction Period

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FC: 1865-1877 | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | The Reconstruction Period

1: The Road to Rebuilding the South after the Civil War

2: The American Civil War has just ended, between the Union and Confederacy (North and South). Union (North) wins, South surrenders. Where does the South go from here?

4: Eleven towns and cities severely damaged by war action, including Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia.

5: The Southern economy had been ruined by the war, The South had to be rebuilt, but little money to spare.

7: Lincoln's Plan | Johnson's Plan | SEVERAL PLANS TO REBUILD THE SOUTH | Radical Republicans

8: Abraham Lincoln 16th President Serving from 1861-Assassination in 1865

9: Andrew Johnson 17th President of the US Serving from1865-1869


11: With the power to vote, freedmen started participating in politics. Southern whites not happy!

13: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers created new state constitutions to set new directions for southern states.

14: Three new Constitutional amendments, known as Reconstruction Amendments, were adopted.

15: Time For A Change

16: Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of US Served 1869-1877 Ended the Confederate States of America

17: Rutherford B. Hayes 19th President of US Served 1877-1881 Oversaw the end of the Reconstruction

18: Hayes was quoted as saying "My task was to wipe out the color line, to abolish sectionalism, to end the war and bring peace."

19: Hayes ends Reconstruction with the Compromise of 1877- removing all federal troops from the former Confederate States. | Compromise of 1877

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Shannon Ellis
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  • Title: The Reconstruction Period
  • This book was created as a literacy experience for my READ class in college. I needed to integrate a unit on the Reconstruction through literacy and media. So I used primary sources and made a book.
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  • Published: about 8 years ago