US History: Reconstruction and Westward Movement

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US History: Reconstruction and Westward Movement

  1. 1. Reconstruction and Westward Movement<br />
  2. 2. From Emancipation to Amendment<br />Emancipation Proclamation January 1863<br />13th Amendment January 1865<br />
  3. 3. The End of War Brings Change<br />Northern Economy Booms<br />Southern Economy Busts<br />Richmond, Virginia 1865<br />Boston Manufacturing Company<br />
  4. 4. Plan: Loyalty, Amnesty, Freedman’s Bureau<br />Lincoln Assassinated: April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth<br />Lincoln’s Plan to Rebuild the South<br />
  5. 5. Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan<br />Congress passes Civil Rights Act which Johnson vetoes<br />
  6. 6. Congress led by Republicans<br />14th Amendment<br />15th Amendment<br />Above: 14th Amendment gives all citizens (as defined above) equal protection of the laws.<br />Right: 15th Amendment gives all citizens the right to vote.<br />
  7. 7. Southern Conservatives Resist<br />Ku Klux Klan (KKK)<br />The Klan's first incarnation was in 1866. Founded by veterans of the Confederate Army, its main purpose was to resist Reconstruction through intimidation.<br />
  8. 8. President Hayes<br />Segregation<br />Jim Crow Laws<br />Reconstruction Ends<br />
  9. 9. 1860s to the 1880s<br />Westward Movement<br />
  10. 10. A Boom in Gold and Silver<br />
  11. 11. The Railroad Industry Rises<br />Race to build begins 1863<br />Union Pacific RR begins in Omaha<br />Central Pacific RR begins in Sacramento<br />The competitors meet in Promontory, Utah May 10, 1869<br />
  12. 12. The Cattle Kingdom<br />Right: Cowboy on a cattle drive.<br />Far Right: Patent for barbed wire.<br />Near Right: One in four cowboys were African American <br />
  13. 13. Click Here to watch a video on Geronimo and the Apache Indian Resistance<br />Railroad Changes Life for Native Americans<br />
  14. 14. Farmers Move West<br />Oklahoma Land Rush<br />Daily Life on the Plains<br />Click Here to see a depiction of life for a farmer in the West<br />Typical Sodhouse built from the Homestead Act era<br />Oklahoma Border: April 22, 1889<br />Click Here to see a depiction of the Boomers and the Sooners<br />

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