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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 15
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RECONSTRUCTION

The time period following the Civil War was known as Reconstruction.  What was to reconstructe?  What problems face the South?  Why are the Elections of 1864 and 1876 so important?  Discuss the importance of the 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments.  Did slavery end?  How might events have been different if Lincoln had lived?

TERMS
 
Andrew Johnson
impeachment
Edmond Ross
Edwin Stanton
Thaddeus Stevens
Charles Sumner
13th Amendment
14th Amendment
15th Amendment
Freedmen's Bureau
sharecropping
peonage
scalawags
carpetbaggers
Blanche Bruce
Henry Werz
Ku-Klux Klan
"Waving the Bloody Shirt"
Solid South
Black Codes
ex parte Milligan
 

 
 
READINGS TO CONSIDER
-SOAP
-What does Grant say about the Civil War?
-What does Grant say about the freedmen?

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776