Reconstruction - APUSH & US History EOC
This lesson is designed for students taking the AP US History Exam and classes as well as those taking the U.S. History EOC Exam and class. Lesson includes:
• “Integrate slave and rebels” into country
• 13th Amendment
• 10% Plan
• Assassination of Lincoln – Johnson’s story
• Lincoln – reunion
• Johnson – South never had a right to secede, to begin with, Southerner who resented the slave-holding planter elite, but was a racist, Democrat?
• 1865 – 1867 – Presidential Reconstruction – provisional governors – Confederates
• Freedmen’s Bureau – schools, Confiscation
• General Sherman’s Field Order 15 – 40 Acres & a Mule
• Sharecropping – explain, whites too, slavery
• Blackcodes – need pass to travel, work requirements, replace slave with negro, 1866 elections
• Congressional Reconstruction – Republicans – Radical Republicans Thadeus Stephens, Charles Sumner
• Civil Rights Bill 1866, Veto – Override (first)
• 14th Amendment – Citizenship, Equal Protection, Incorporation – extended Bill of Rights to state laws, Confederate officials, legacy today
• Congresss refused to seat Confederate congressmen (Alexander Stephens)
• Reconstruction Act (over Johnson’s veto) divided South into 5 military districts – new governments including blacks, had to ratify 14th Amendment
• Johnson Impeachment – tenure of office Act, 1 vote short
• 1868 – U.S. Grant
• 15th Amendment
• Women’s Right to Vote
• African Americans in office – 2,000 Hiram Revels, Pinchback Governor Louisiana,
• Carpetbaggers / Scalawags
• Extension of Federal Power
• KKK – 1866, Colfax Louisiana Massacre,
• Republicans losing interest until violence resurfaces
• KKK Act
• Redeemers –
• 1873 – Economic Depression North loses interest
• Civil Rights Act of 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes – Bargain of 1877, removal of Federal troops
• Jim Crow laws – Plessy vs. Ferguson, literacy tests, poll taxes, grandfather clauses, violence, intimidation,
• Completed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions and additional activities
• 2 PowerPoint presentations
• Flipped classroom video
• Guided notetaking file
• Additional Activities
Check out the YouTube video that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics & Social Studies Academy YouTube channel:
Reconstruction Part I
Reconstruction Part II
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Benchmarks / Standards:
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.