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1865. 1877. Reconstruction and Its Impact. Reconstruction. Reconstruction Andrew Johnson. Rebuilding the South after the Civil War. Became the President of the U.S. after the assassination of Lincoln. Rules to “re-join” the Union. 10 percent of voters must claim loyalty to the Union

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Reconstruction and Its Impact


  • Reconstruction

  • Andrew Johnson

  • Rebuilding the South after the Civil War.

  • Became the President of the U.S. after the assassination of Lincoln.

Rules to re join the union
Rules to “re-join” the Union

  • 10 percent of voters must claim loyalty to the Union

  • A state could not elect a former Confederate leader.

  • Approve the 13th Amendment (banned slavery)

Laws passed by the South limiting the freedom of black people.

An agency set up to help people in the South(Former slaves and Whites) after the Civil War. Supplied food, medicine, and an education, and clothes.

Black Codes

Freedmen’s Bureau

Congress vs johnson
Congress vs. Johnson people.

  • Johnson opposed the 14thAmmendment (Law that defined African Americans as citizens.)

  • Congress voted to impeach (to charge someone with wrongdoing) Johnson.

    • Vetoed laws approved by congress.

  • Johnson remained President by one vote.

Civil war amendments
Civil War Amendments people.

  • 14th Amendment

    • Declared that all citizens have equal rights.

  • 15th Amendment

    • Gave African American Men the right to vote

Name calling
Name-Calling people.

  • The Southerners called the Northerners:

    • Carpetbaggers- “They said they stuffed their bags with whatever they could steal and then return to the North

    • Scalawags- Anyone that worked for the new government was a crook or traitor.

Resistance to change
Resistance to Change people.

  • Ku Klux Klan - was formed in Tennessee to resist the new changes to the constitution.

  • Formed by ex-confederates following the Civil War in 1866.

  • Used intimidation to return power to southern whites.

North carolina
North Carolina people.

  • After the War, Johnson appointed W.W. Holden as Governor.

  • He led an unpopular government that was weakened by a lack of public support and the KKK.

  • In 1877 North Carolina elected former Governor Zebulon B. Vance.

Poster activity choose one of the following and design a poster
Poster Activity people.Choose one of the following and design a poster!

Black Codes

Freedman’s Bureau

13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments

Carpetbaggers and Scalawags

Andrew Johnson

Sharecropping and Tenant Farming

Jim Crow Laws/ Plessy v. Ferguson

Civil Rights Act of 1871

Response to Segregation

Groups supporting segregation

  • What was this?

  • When did this happen?

  • Why did this happen?

  • What impact did this have on the U.S. (North and South)?

  • Include at least one picture.

Quiz reconstruction
Quiz- Reconstruction people.

  • Using your notes and textbook to help you, answer the following in complete sentences!

    Page 378

    #1-10 vocabulary

    #13-17 complete sentences

    #20-23 complete sentences

    #25-26 complete sentences

    #28 list two things about the picture

    Page 379

    Read “Close to the Land”

    # 1-3 answers only

Is it fair to have one set of rules for one group of people and another set of rules for another group? Why or why not?