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