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1 Ch. 22 Ordeal of Reconstruction, Theme: Johnson’s political blunders and Southern white recalcitrance led to the imposition of congressional military Reconstruction on the South. Reconstruction did address difficult issues of reform and racial justice in the South and achieved some successes, but was ultimately abandoned, leaving a deep legacy of racial and sectional bitterness. Theme: During Reconstruction, the Constitution was strengthened with the Fourteenth (citizenship and equal protection of the laws) and Fifteenth black voting rights) Amendments, but it was also tested with the conflicts between the President and Congress that culminated in a n impeachment process. Theme: Southern resistance to Reconstruction began immediately with the sending of ex-rebels to be seated in Congress and continued with the creation of violently oppressive groups like the Ku Klux Kan. Although forced to make some concessions, Southern “ Redeemers” successfully outlasted the Congressional Reconstruction efforts.

2 I. Conditions after the Civil War A.The country was a singular nation now. 1.New political and economic centers— all in north/west 2.Stronger federal government B.Rebuilding the South 1.Economic ruins 2.Impact of Emancipation on southern life 3.Federal Intervention a.Scalawags/Carpetbaggers b.13 th Amendment c.Freedman’s Bureau C.Republicans lead the North 1.President Johnson is new leader 2.Stronger alliance between business and govt. 3.Motivated by racism (of black free man) and revenge (of Democrats)

3 II. Presidential Reconstruction: A Moderate Approach A.Lincoln’s 10% Plan 1.10% of voters in 1860 election, obey emancipation, and state. 2.Response of GOP: Wade Davis Bill, 1866 a.50%, Iron-clad Oath, constitutional convention, and Feds OK otherwise “conquered provinces” b.Revealed differences between Congress and Johnson c.Also revealed early split in GOP B.Johnson’s Plan 1.Similar to Lincoln 2.Disenfranchised some whites, pardons others, and state conventions with 13 th. 3.Veto Freedman Bureau, 1866

4 III. Congressional Reconstruction A.GOP Resentment to White Supremacy 1.Ex-Confeds in Congress! 2.Black Codes 3.KKK violence B.Civil Rights Bill, 1866 (Transition from Presidential to Congressional Recon.) 1.Response to Johnson’s Reconstruction 2.Black citizenship and destroy BC 3.Became 14 th Amendment, Midterm elections -2/3 GOP a.T. Stevens and Ch. Sumner b.Moderates in majority 5.Military Reconstruction Act, Reconstruction Act, 1867 (“5, 14 th, Full”) C.Johnson is Impeached, Office of Tenure Act a.Edwin Stanton, Sec War 2.Purchase of Alaska, 1867 D.15 th Amendment, No Women! 2.Intimidation and loopholes

5 Impeachment Trial by Theodore R. Davis in Harpers Weekly Interesting note: Johnson did not attend but did win election as a Senator in 1874 and made an emotional return to the Senate as junior Senator from Tennessee.

6 IV. End of Reconstruction A.Civil Rights Act, 1875 B.National Concerns 1.Panic of Women’s Rights 3.Political corruption 4.Gilded Age 5.Purchase of Alaska C.Compromise ex-Confederacy back 2.Hayes (GOP) v. Tilden (Demo) D.Impact 1.Decline of Ex branch 2.Rise of Solid South 3.“Invisible Empire of the South”: State Governments a.Infringement of privileges b.Jim Crow Laws c.Lynchings Thomas Nast, Harpers Weekly, 1876.The disputed presidential election returns from FL, SC, and LA are represented by the new Sport of football, introduced in 1876 By the Ivy League. Until 1881, the Ball was not passed!

7 Putting Things in Order (Put the following events in correct order by numbering them 1 to 5) 1.____ Constitution is amended to guarantee former slaves the right to vote 2.____ Lincoln announces a plan to rapidly restore southern states to the Union 3.____ Northern troops are finally withdrawn from the South, and Southern state governments are re-constituted without federal constraint 4.____ An unpopular antiradical president escapes conviction and removal from office by one vote 5.____ Johnson’s attempt to restore the South to the Union is overturned because of congressional hostility to ex-Confederates and southern passage of the Black Codes

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