Chapter 6 Civil War and Reconstruction. # 3 Reconstruction. Essential Question : What were the various plans to reconstruct the Union at the end of the Civil War? Warm-Up Question: What problems exist now that the Civil War is over?. Reconstruction ( 1865 to 1877) .
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In his 2nd inaugural address, Lincoln promised a Reconstruction Plan for the Union with “malice towards none & charity for all”
Many former abolitionists moved South to help freedmen, called “carpetbaggers” by Southern Democrats
The emphasis on education led to the creation of black universities, such as Morehouse College in Atlanta
Created 5 military districts to protect former slaves & to enforce reconstruction
Johnson argued that removal could only occur due to “high crimes & misdemeanors” but no “crime” had been committed
But…Johnson did promise to enforce Reconstruction for the remainder of his term…& he did!