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This lesson teaches students about the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War. This is Part I of a two-part lesson. Included in this lesson:
• Review: Sectionalism, Southern destruction during the Civil War
• What is/was Reconstruction? Process & an era, integration of the freed slave population, reintegration and transformation of the former Confederate states and the post-war Southern economy
• When was Reconstruction? 1865 – 1877? Civil Rights Era? Still taking place?
• The 13th Amendment – abolished slavery
• Lincoln’s Proclamation of Amnesty & Reconstruction
• Lincoln’s 10% Plan – loyalty oath and pardons
• Review: Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address – “with malice toward none, and charity for all”
• Differing visions: The President vs. Congress
• Wade-Davis Bill: 50% loyalty oath, Lincoln’s pocket veto
• Lincoln’s Assassination: What Might Have Been?
• Andrew Johnson: Southern-Democrat, unionist, why he was on the ticket, keeps Lincoln’s 10% Plan, initial optimism from the Radicals, Johnson’s pardons, quick restoration of Southern states, racist views
• Presidential Reconstruction
• Provisional governments & the election for former Confederates, Alexander Stephens elected to Congress
• The Black Codes – denying Freedmen rights, travel passes, ban on owning or renting property, vagrancy laws, labor contracts, voting rights, jury participation
• Freedmen’s Bureau: problems, lack of funding & federal backing, success – education
• Land: Sherman’s Field Order 15 – “Forty Acres & A Mule”
• Sharecropping: issues, debt
• Election of 1866: more than a 2/3rds majority for the Republicans, “waving the bloody shirt”
• Civil Rights Act of 1866
• Congressional Reconstruction
• 14th Amendment: Citizenship (overturning Dred Scott), due process, Confederate political participation, incorporation of the Bill of Rights, “equal protection under the law” (still used today)
• Military Reconstruction Act of 1867: divided the South into 5 zones – “martial law,” ratify the 14th Amendment, provide male suffrage, readmission, abolished provisional government
• Johnson’s vetoes and Congressional overrides
• Tenure of Office Act
• Johnson’s Impeachment
Like most of the videos on Mr. Raymond’s Social Studies Academy’s lessons, this video ends with a review “quiz.”
Remember that the PowerPoint in this video as well as a variety of lesson plans, worksheets, smartboard files, and activities, are available at Teachers Pay Teachers.
As a social studies teacher, I have often looked for good YouTube video clips to show my students. I hope these videos will serve as a supplement to lessons for social studies teachers, US history teachers, and their students. This series is also made for students taking the APUSH – A.P. U.S. History Exam, and State U.S. History E.O.C. exams, like Florida’s U.S. History E.O.C.
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APUSH: Key Concept 5.3: The Union victory… and the contested reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights.
APUSH: II.A: The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, while the 14th and 15th amendments granted African Americans citizenship, equal protection under the laws, and voting rights.
Florida U.S. History E.O.C: SS.912.A.2.6 Compare the effects of the Black Codes and the sharecropping system and debt peonage as practiced in the United States.
Texas STAAR 8.9: History. The student understands the effects of Reconstruction on the political, economic, and social life of the nation.