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Reconstruction lesson 3a impeachment


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Reconstruction lesson 3a impeachment

  1. 1. U.S. History Bell Ringer<br />The Constitution gives Congress the power to remove a President from office for “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. The first two are straight forward, but the last is a bit ambiguous. Explore that ambiguity by giving two examples:<br />Something just bad enough to justify removing the President from office.<br />Something almost, but not quite, bad enough to justify removing the President.<br />
  2. 2. True or False<br />It is correct for Congress to remove a President for:<br />Lying?<br />Being aware of and not stopping illegal activities, like breaking in to someone’s office?<br />Breaking a law Congress passed?<br />For constantly vetoing laws passed by Congress which the majority of the public support?<br />
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  4. 4. Today’s Theme and Central Questions<br />How are we governed?<br />When should (and shouldn’t) Congress remove a President from office?<br />
  5. 5. States re-admitted by Johnson sent to Washington as congressmen representing their states:<br />9 Confederate generals<br />2 Confederate cabinet members, including the vice president of the Confederacy<br />
  6. 6. AmphitheatrumJohnsonianum - massacre of the innocents at New Orleans, July 30, 1866s<br />
  7. 7. Civil Rights Act of 1866<br />
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  9. 9. Freedmen’s Bureau Act of 1866<br />
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  12. 12. Reconstruction Acts<br />
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  14. 14. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE SITTING FOR THE TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES On Articles of Impeachment exhibited by theHouse of Representatives<br />
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  16. 16. Closing Question<br />Please respond in your journal to the following closing question:<br />Create a question concerning Presidential Reconstruction that you could research to find out more about.<br />
  17. 17. Course Themes<br />How do we know?<br />Why do we change?<br />How do we govern ourselves?<br />What does it mean to be an American?<br />How do we live?<br />
  18. 18. Homework<br />Read pages 416-422. <br />Reading Focus- How did reconstruction in the South change under Republican leadership?<br />
  19. 19. Bibliography<br />Slide 6- <br />Slide 15- <br />