Carpetbaggers. Scalawags. Reconstruction.
Lesson 4 of the Reconstruction Unit: **CAN BE ALTERED!** Carpetbaggers & Scalawags.
This engaging and visually appealing 32-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
What groups dominated Southern politics during Reconstruction?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Carpetbaggers and the changes they brought to the South.
- Scalawags and the changes they brought to the South.
- African Americans and the changes they brought to the South.
- African American Senator, Hiram Revels
- African American Senator, Blanche K. Bruce
- The rise of Conservatives and what fueled their anger
- Why the Ku Klux Klan was formed and the impact it had on keeping African Americans from voting
- The Ku Klux Klan today
- Higher taxes in the South leading to an increase in anger among white Southern men.
- The idea of “40 acres and a mule”
- Sharecropping and how it perpetuated the cycle of poverty
Key words include:
Blanche K. Bruce
Ku Klux Klan
This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: Reconstruction. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately. Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation (and pdf version) and three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: The Freedmen's Bureau
Lesson 2: Lincoln's Assassination & Thirteenth Amendment
Lesson 3: Black Codes and Radical Republicans
Lesson 4: Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
Lesson 5: Segregation and the New South
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