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Reconstruction
Reconstruction 1865-1877 <ul><li>Re-building of the South after the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Process of re-admitting Co...
Lincoln’s Plan <ul><li>Pardon all Southerners who swear allegiance to the Union, except Confederate leaders and those accu...
Lincoln’s Plan <ul><li>Once 10% of voting population did so, the States could form new governments and send representative...
Lincoln Assassinated <ul><li>April 14, 1865 </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater </li>...
Lincoln Assassinated <ul><li>Lincoln dies next day </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Johnson assumes presidency </li></ul>
Andrew Johnson’s Plan <ul><li>Same as Lincoln’s Plan </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS each former Confederate State had to ratify 13...
13th Amendment - ends slavery December 1865
Congress and Pres. Johnson clash over Reconstruction Plans
Radical Republicans’ Plan <ul><li>Leader Thaddeus Stevens </li></ul><ul><li>Believed the States did secede </li></ul><ul><...
Radical Republicans’ Plan <ul><li>Congress had the constitutional power to readmit the States not the President </li></ul>...
Southern Punishment <ul><li>Military Reconstruction Act of 1867  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Divided south into 5 military contr...
 
Southern Punishment <ul><li>Freedmen’s Bureau - provided food, medicine, and education to freed Blacks </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Impeachment <ul><li>Congress passes the Tenure of Office Act to control Johnson. </li></ul><ul><li>He defies it and is imp...
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  1. 1. Reconstruction
  2. 2. Reconstruction 1865-1877 <ul><li>Re-building of the South after the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Process of re-admitting Confederate states back into the United States </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lincoln’s Plan <ul><li>Pardon all Southerners who swear allegiance to the Union, except Confederate leaders and those accused of crimes against prisoners of war </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lincoln’s Plan <ul><li>Once 10% of voting population did so, the States could form new governments and send representatives to Congress </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lincoln Assassinated <ul><li>April 14, 1865 </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lincoln Assassinated <ul><li>Lincoln dies next day </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Johnson assumes presidency </li></ul>
  7. 7. Andrew Johnson’s Plan <ul><li>Same as Lincoln’s Plan </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS each former Confederate State had to ratify 13th Amendment </li></ul>
  8. 8. 13th Amendment - ends slavery December 1865
  9. 9. Congress and Pres. Johnson clash over Reconstruction Plans
  10. 10. Radical Republicans’ Plan <ul><li>Leader Thaddeus Stevens </li></ul><ul><li>Believed the States did secede </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to punish the Southern States for the rebellion </li></ul>
  11. 11. Radical Republicans’ Plan <ul><li>Congress had the constitutional power to readmit the States not the President </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted all African Americans to be given full citizenship and voting rights </li></ul>
  12. 12. Southern Punishment <ul><li>Military Reconstruction Act of 1867 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Divided south into 5 military controlled districts </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Southern Punishment <ul><li>Freedmen’s Bureau - provided food, medicine, and education to freed Blacks </li></ul><ul><li>14th Amendment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>defined citizenship to include former slaves; banned discrimination </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Impeachment <ul><li>Congress passes the Tenure of Office Act to control Johnson. </li></ul><ul><li>He defies it and is impeached. </li></ul><ul><li>He falls one vote short of being removed from office. </li></ul>
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