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1 Lecture Objective Understand the impact Reconstruction policies had on former slaves and blacks. Understand the impact the death of slavery had on the south. Understand the failures and successes of Reconstruction policies.

2 Decorating the Graves of Rebel Soldiers, Harper’s Weekly (Aug. 17, 1867) Honoring Fallen Soldiers I)Southern and Northern women took part in the memorial movement. Hollywood Memorial Cemetery, Richmond

3 The Defeated South I) The south devastated a) Land damaged in Tennessee, Georgia, S. Carolina b) Towns and cities in ruins. II) Social impact a) Slaves no longer a sign of wealth.

4 African American family by Timothy O’Sullivan 1862 (Beaufort, S. Carolina)

5 Lincoln’s Plans I) Requirements for reconstruction. a) States had to apply for a pardon. b) Property return to southerners. c) South had to abolish slavery.

6 Special Field Order 15 (Jan. 1865) I) Why issued by William T. Sherman? II) Parts of coastal Georgia and S. Carolina were given to former slaves. a) 40 acres and a loan of mules III) 40,000 settled in 400,000 acres.

7 Freedmen’s Bureau (March 1865) I) The Freedmen’s Bureau provided food, clothing, fuel, and supervised abandoned land. a) Legal assistance to blacks. b) Helped fund schools.

8 Office of Freedmen’s Bureau, Memphis, Tennessee, Harper’s Weekly, June 2, 1866

9 Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction ( ) I) Pardon southern states. b) Southern states took oath of allegiance. II) Tensions between the Republican party.

10 The Radical Republican Vision I) Supported free labor II) Universal education for whites and blacks. II) Equal rights for African-Americans.

11 Civil Rights Bill (1866) I) Granted full citizenship to blacks. a) Johnson attempted to vetoed. II) Republicans and Congress pushed for the 14 th Amendment. I) In June 1866,14 th Amendment ratified. a) Prohibited states from depriving U.S. citizens of life, liberty, or property.

12 Congressional Reconstruction ( ) I) Republicans issued admission requirements. a) The South had to guarantee African American voting rights. b) Ratified the 13 th and 14 th Amend. 1) By 1868, seven states had entered the Union.

13 KKK threat to Louisiana governor, Henry C. Warmoth

14 15 th Amendment I) The 15 th Amendment passed on February of a) Suffrage could not be denied based on: color, race, and previous servitude. II) Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, and Virginia ratified the 14 th and 15 th amendments.

15 15 th Amendment illustration

16 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton I) The American Woman Suffrage Association II) The National Woman Suffrage Association

17 Former Slaves and Freedom I) Former slaves tested their freedom. a) Former slaves on the move 1) Moved to nearby cities or towns. 2) Moved away to look for jobs. 3) Left white communities.

18 Freedom and its Social Impact I)Former slaves refused to: a) Tip their hats b) Step aside for whites. c) Reunite with long lost loved ones. 1) Placed ads. in newspapers 2) Freedman’s Bureau helped 3)Questioned people

19 Freedom and the African American Family I) By 1870 the two parent household was common. II) Former slave men were now heads of households.

20 African-American Churches I)Very important to the community. a) Religious, political and community centers. II) Community constructed churches a) Ministers highly respected.

21 Richmond’s First African Baptist Church

22 Schools I) 3,000 schools supervised by the Freedmen’s Bureau. a) Served over 150,000 students II) African American teachers III) Black colleges/universities established

23 Labor after Emancipation I) Sharecropping, labor system in the south. a) Consisted of detailed agreements. b) Credit and tools advancements for a share of the crop.

24 African-Americans and Politics I) In 1865 black demand civil equality. II) 735,000 black men registered a) Men voted Republican

25 Reconstruction Failures I) Schools segregated II) Problems with land: a) No capital to expand b) No land distribution

26 Other Measures I)Civil Rights Act of 1875, no racial discrimination II)II) The Ku Klux Klan Act passed on April a) Federal crime a violent interference with the civil and political rights of blacks.

27 White Redemption I)Republican support faded II) By 1874, Democrats a majority in the House.

28 Republican Shift I)Focus on railroad construction, why? a) To industrialize the South II) Problems a) Political corruption

29 Reconstruction Ends I) Republicans focus shifted II) Enough had been done III) Election crisis of 1876: Tilden (Democrat) and Hayes (Republican) a) The Compromise of 1877: 1)Presidency to Hayes 2) No interference in south


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