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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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