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What does reconstruction refer to?
It refers to the period in the U.S immediately following the civil war, where the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious southern states back to the Union
What were the conditions for southern states to get re-admitted to the union?
The main condition for States to get re-admitted back to the union was that the states had to have atleast 10% of the voting population in 1860 take an oath of allegiance to the union. This was Abraham Lincoln plan
_______ Became President after Lincoln was assassinated
Johnson's Plan for reconstruction was called _____
what was President Johnson's reconstruction plan?
His plan was to pardon the southerners who swore allegiance to the union.
The Radical Republicans believed that Lincoln's plan was to lenient & developed their own plan call the ________
Wade-Davis Bill. Lincoln pocket vetoed it
What was the Radical republican reconstruction plan?
Their plan was for total reconstruction with equal rights for African Americans
Which laws restricted black rights?
Black Codes, Curfew, Vagrancy, Labor Contracts and Land Restrictions
What were the black codes?
They were laws that restricted the rights of former slaves after the civil war
The ________ Outlawed black codes
The Civil rights Acts of 1866
In 1867 congress passed the _______ Acts that divided the Confederate states (expect for Tennessee which has been re-admitted back to the union) into five military districts.
Reconstruction Acts of 1867
The Reconstruction Act of 1867 had the southern states set up ______
New state construction
What were states required to do according to the Reconstruction Acts of 1867?
States were required to accept the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the constitution which granted freedom and political rights of blacks
What did the 13th Amendment do?
It ended slavery in the United States
What did the 14th Amendment do?
It guaranteed equal rights to African Americans.
what did the 15th Amendment do?
It guaranteed voting rights to African Americans
What was the result of reconstruction for blacks slaves?
Blacks were empowered with the right to vote
________ was authorized to administer the new laws and help blacks get their economic, educational, civil and political rights
Who were carpetbaggers?
They were Northerners who moved to the south after the civil war
Who were Scalawags?
They were southerners who cooperated with Northerners during reconstruction
The Radical Republican were led by ______ in the House of Representatives
The Radical Republicans were led by _____ in the senate?