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Reconstruction. Objective: Describe why reconstruction was needed; analyze conflict that developed. Reconstruction Begins. Lasted from 1865- 1877 South needed to rebuild a new society without slavery Reconstruction- process of readmitting Confederate states to the Union. President Lincoln.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Objective: Describe why reconstruction was needed; analyze conflict that developed


Reconstruction begins
Reconstruction Begins

  • Lasted from 1865- 1877

  • South needed to rebuild a new society without slavery

  • Reconstruction- process of readmitting Confederate states to the Union


President lincoln
President Lincoln

  • Planned to pardon Confederate officials

  • Planned to let Confederate states quickly form new governments and send representatives to Congress

  • Established Freedmen’s Bureau to set up schools and hospitals for former slaves.


President johnson
President Johnson

  • Insisted Southern states approve 13th amendment and accept supreme power of Federal Government

  • Pardoned white Southerners and returned property in exchange for pledge of loyalty to U.S.


Southern state governments
Southern State Governments

  • Refused to approve 13th amendment

  • Passed black codes to limit the freedom of former slaves:

    • Couldn’t carry guns

    • Couldn’t meet unsupervised

    • Would be put to work if they didn’t have proof of employment


Radical republicans
Radical Republicans

  • Wanted federal government to remake the south

  • Demanded full and equal citizenship for African Americans

  • Aimed to destroy the south’s old ruling class

  • Wanted small farms, free schools, respect for labor, and political equality in the south


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