Reconstruction 1865 - 1877. The Legacy of the Civil War. “The Civil War made America acknowledge the importance of equality in diversity” Abolished slavery by making it illegal 13 th , 14 th , 15th Amendments Strengthened national power Impoverished the South by freeing their source of labor
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Reconstruction1865 - 1877
“The Civil War made America acknowledge the importance of equality in diversity”
How can you reconcile this?
“The 10% Plan”
Member of the House of
Witty & Sarcastic, noted
as one of the most prominent
members ever in Congress.
Democrat leading a Republican office with a Republican Congress.
“This is a country for white men & by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men.”
after vetoing the Civil Rights Bill
Johnson deemed Reconstruction nearly complete.
Civil Rights Act
“This bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of any one, but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be an equality among all classes of citizens, and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishments.”
President Johnson VETOED BOTH.
Lost all Republican support by doing so.
Moderate + Radical Republicans team up.
Race riots begin in the south.
Votes Needed to Impeach: 36
Votes Needed to Acquit: 19
Republican Votes Available: 45
Not Guilty: 19
Ulysses S. Grant (R)
Civil War Hero
Horatio Seymour (D)
Gov. of New York
The south is noted as being largely Democratic.
Why do you believe most southern states voted in favor of Grant?
"If knowledge is power...."
What were the five legacies, we discussed, of the Civil War?
Why did Northerners fight in the Civil War?
Why did Southerners fight?
Why did African-Americans fight?
What was 40 Acres & A Mule?
Who passed this?
What was the “Union Party”? Who was it formed by and why?
What was the name of Lincoln’s Reconstruction plan?
What was the Wade-Davis Bill?
Who proposed it?
What were Radical Republicans?
Why were they considered Radical?
Name the prominent Radical Republican that we discussed in class.
Who was Andrew Johnson?
Describe his time in office.
Describe Andrew Johnson’s Plan.
What was the name of it?
What did it do/not do?
What were two reasons why Congressional Reconstruction began?
Why was the Congressional Election of 1866 so vital?
Why was Andrew Johnson impeached?
What does impeachment mean?
What was the result of his impeachment?
Who were the two candidates in the Election of 1868?
What was the result?