Lincoln’s Assassination. 13th Amendment. Reconstruction.
Lesson 2 of the Reconstruction Unit: **CAN BE ALTERED!** Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and 13th Amendment.
This engaging and visually appealing 34-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
- Why did Congress oppose Johnson’s Reconstruction plan?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Radical Republicans and their agenda for Reconstruction.
- The events leading up to Lincoln’s assassination.
- Andrew Johnson and his plan for Reconstruction.
- The 13th Amendment and its significance
- A quick review of slavery and the Constitution with regard to the 3/5th Compromise
- Why the 13th Amendment is needed when Lincoln had already issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Why Congress opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction plan.
Key words include:
John Wilkes Booth
Our American Cousin
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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