Presentation on theme: "Hall of… FAME! SHAME! or You Decide!. President Andrew Johnson 17 th President following Lincolns assassination Congress did not like how easily he let."— Presentation transcript:
President Andrew Johnson 17 th President following Lincolns assassination Congress did not like how easily he let Confederate states join the Union and that he vetoed Civil Rights bills Impeached for firing his Secretary of War, acquitted by one vote FAME! SHAME!
Jonathan Jasper Wright African American lawyer South Carolina Supreme Court judge during Reconstruction Taught freed slaves through the American Missionary Society, legal adviser for the Freedmens Bureau FAME! SHAME!
Davis Wasgatt Clark Methodist Bishop First president of the Freedmens Aid Society (created to provide education and housing to African Americans and the poor in the South) Became one of the most popular Methodist leaders during the Reconstruction Era FAME! SHAME!
Hiram Revels First African American Senator in Congress Represented Mississippi during Reconstruction Ordained minister, excellent speaker Worked for equality for African Americans in Congress FAME! SHAME!
William D. Kelley Served in the House of Representatives for Pennsylvania Advocated for Civil Rights and Social Reform during Reconstruction Made famous speech against the slave trade Spoke up for voting rights for African Americans FAME! SHAME!
John Wilkes Booth Actor, Southern Sympathizer Assassinated President Lincoln at beginning of the Reconstruction Era Turmoil in country following assassination, Lincolns plan for a smooth transition for Confederacy gone! Shot and killed 12 days after Lincolns assassination. FAME! SHAME!
President Ulysses S. Grant 18 th President of the United States and Union General during Civil War Enforced Civil Rights laws and fought against Ku Klux Klan as president Much economic turmoil and many scandals during his presidency FAME! SHAME!
Nathan Bedford Forrest Lieutenant General in Confederate Army First Grand Wizard of Ku Klux Klan, which terrorized African Americans and Republicans during Reconstruction Former planter and slave trader Accused of war crimes for massacre of Black Union army prisoners FAME! SHAME!