Reconstruction 1865-1877

Reconstruction 1865-1877

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the challenges Lincoln administration confronted in its attempts to reconstruct the Border States and Union-occupied territory during the Civil War.
  • Identify the general character of the social conditions within the nation in the aftermath of war.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Reconstruction and its impact on race relations in the United States.
  • Analyze the positions of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and the Radicals in Congress on the nature and course of Reconstruction and the rights of the freedmen.
  • Explain the effects of Reconstruction, the Black Codes, and the actions of the Freedmen’s Bureau on African Americans in the South and North.
  • Examine the social fears that helped give rise to groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Explain the significance of the 13th, 14th, 15th, amendments.
  • Assess the problems the Grant administrations faced in its attempts to deal with the political and economic issues confronting the nation. 
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