Reconstruction. Rebuilding the South. Before the war (antebellum period) Economy based on agriculture Leading cotton producer Reliant on slave labor. After the war: Land destroyed: difficult to farm on No slave labor: difficult to produce enough cotton to trade Economic disaster.
Rebuilding the South
Note: Some students had trouble getting this video to play last year. I tried it again this year (in Chrome) and had no trouble—if it won’t work, skip it and come back to it!
Political cartoons: Click on the link below and answer the questions that follow about the political cartoon
Mini-biographies: I have listed a few people below that played an important role in Reconstruction. Write a mini-biography about each person, answering the questions below (you do not need to include anything they did before the Civil War). (Do NOT copy and paste—put this into your own words!)
Who is this person? What is he best known for? Why is he important during this time period? What impact did he have on history (Texas or US)?