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TIMELINE 1865–1877 1865 Slaves are emancipated in Texas 1866 Constitution of 1866 is adopted 1869 Constitution of 1869 is adopted 1869 Edmund Davis is.

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2 TIMELINE 1865– Slaves are emancipated in Texas 1866 Constitution of 1866 is adopted 1869 Constitution of 1869 is adopted 1869 Edmund Davis is elected as first Republican governor of Texas 1870 Texas is readmitted into the United States 1873 Democrat Richard Coke is elected governor of Texas 1874 Reconstruction ends in Texas 1876 Constitution of 1876 is adopted

3 OBJECTIVES Describe the Reconstruction period in Texas. Explain the social effects of Reconstruction. Analyze Andrew Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction. 1

4 MAIN IDEA When the Civil War ended, Texas and the other Southern states had to meet certain requirements to rejoin the Union. WHY IT MATTERS NOW The effects of Reconstruction would have an impact on Texans of all races for more than 100 years. 1

5 CRITICAL THINKING What was Reconstruction? What was one social effect of Reconstruction in Texas? Summarize the main ideas of Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction. 1

6 OBJECTIVES Explain how congressional Reconstruction differed from presidential Reconstruction. Analyze the political effects of Reconstruction in Texas. Describe Texans’ reactions to congressional Reconstruction. 2

7 MAIN IDEA Congress put together a stricter plan for Reconstruction. Republicans took control of Texas and of enforcing Reconstruction. African Americans were given the right to vote for the first time. WHY IT MATTERS NOW 2

8 CRITICAL THINKING In what ways was congressional Reconstruction different from presidential Reconstruction? How did Reconstruction lead to the increased power of Republicans in Texas? Why were many Texans opposed to the Radical Republicans? 2

9 OBJECTIVES Identify the major changes made by the Texas legislature in Explain why some Texans opposed Governor Edmund J. Davis. Describe the provisions of the Constitution of

10 MAIN IDEA The unpopular Davis administration led to pro-Democratic feelings and the adoption of a new state constitution. Conflicts during Reconstruction left bitterness between Democrats and Republicans for years in Texas. WHY IT MATTERS NOW 3

11 CRITICAL THINKING What might have been the effect of allowing the Republican legislature to assign printing contracts? Why did many Texans oppose Governor Davis? In what ways did the Constitution of 1876 limit the power of the state government? 3

12 REVIEW QUESTIONS Presidential Reconstruction (pages 324–327) Why was General Granger’s order on June 19, 1865, significant to Texans? What were the requirements for Reconstruction under President Johnson’s plan? Congressional Reconstruction (pages 328–331) What were the major provisions of the Reconstruction Act? What changes to the state government were included in the Constitution of 1869?

13 REVIEW QUESTIONS continued A New Constitution (pages 333–335) What marked the end of Reconstruction in Texas? Why did many Democrats oppose Governor Davis’s administration?

14 CRITICAL THINKING Analyzing Information Why were members of the U.S. Congress upset by the Black Codes and the election by Texans of former Confederate leaders? How did Congress react to these events? Compare and Contrast How were the Constitutions of 1866, 1869, and 1876 alike? How were they different?

15 CRITICAL THINKING continued Drawing Conclusions Why did Republicans feel that it was necessary to place Texas and other Southern states under military rule? Synthesizing Information What social, economic, and political effects did Reconstruction have in Texas?


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