• Was "Reconstruction" (1865-1877) successful? From whose perspective?

                                                Based on Chapter 14 of the Textbook
    Class Notes
    Class Activities
    Essential Questions
    1.  Should the South be punished or forgiven?
    2.  How were the  "Black Codes" an attempt for the former Confederate States to circumvent the 13th Amendment?
    3.  Provide specific evidence that President Andrew Johnson and the "Radical Republicans" who controlled Congress disliked each other.
    4.  In what ways did the Freedmens Bureau attempt to help former slaves?
    5.  How did the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution help the USA become a "more perfect union"?
    6.  Did the Compromise of 1877 make the Civil War a draw instead of a victory for the North?
    7.  How did the Jim Crow Laws circumvent the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S.  Constitution?
    8.  Compare and contrast slaves and sharecroppers
    9.  Why do many consider the Plessy v Ferguson Supreme Court decision one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history?
    10.  How did Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois differ on how to achieve African- American equality?
    Helpful Websites
    Word Wall- Vocabulary Words to Know
    Radical Republicans: Wade- Davis Plan
    Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson: The 1/10 Loyalty Oath
    Black Codes
    Thomas Nast- Cartoonist
    Freedmen's Bureau
    Civil Rights Act of 1868
    Tenure of Office Act
    Overriding a Veto
    Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson
    Military Reconstruction
    Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
    Crop Lein System and Sharecropping
    Reconstruction Amendments (13- 15) to the U.S. Constitution
    "Equal Protection Under the Law"
    Election of 1876 and the Compromise of 1877- Did the cOmpromise make the Civil War a draw?
    Jim Crow Laws- Segregation- Plessy v Ferguson
    De Jure Discrimination- Literacy Tests, Grandfather Clause, Poll Tax
    The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
    Lynchings- "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday
    Ida Wells Barnett
    Booker T. Washington
    W.E.B. DuBois
    Marcus Garvey
Last Modified on January 10, 2021