Radical Reconstruction. Think Back to the last section - What did Johnson’s Plan state? What did southern states have to do?. Approve the 13 th Amendment – banning slavery Write new Constitutions Hold elections. New Southern members of Congress. Northerners alarmed!
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Think Back to the last section -
What did Johnson’s Plan state?
What did southern states have to do?
New Southern members of Congress
Southerners voted former leaders of the Confederacy!! Including the former VP of the confederacy.
(Alexander Hamilton Stephens from Georgia)
Southern Reaction, Northern Response
Serve on juries, own guns, gather in groups after dark, only do certain jobs.
Ex-confederates elected to state and local offices
Violence towards African Americans
Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1866
Protects voting and equal protection
Impeach = to charge an elected official with a crime
What should happen with the newly freed slaves? What do they need?
Needed food, shelter, clothing, a way to earn a living, education.
African Americans became sharecroppers. Signed contracts with white landowners to work for pay in return for a share of the crop – never out of debt.
Give former plantation land to freed slaves. Too radical did not happen.
Provided food, clothing, medical care, arranged for work, built schools