CH22 – The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Time Frame: 1865-1877
Objectives: At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define the major problems facing the nation and the South after the Civil War.
- Describe the responses of both whites and African Americans to the end of slavery.
- Analyze the differences between the presidential and congressional approaches to Reconstruction.
- Explain how the blunders of President Johnson and the resistance of the white South opened the door to the Republicans’ radical Reconstruction.
- Describe the intentions and the actual effects of radical Reconstruction in the South.
- Indicate how militant southern white opposition and growing northern weariness with military Reconstruction gradually undermined Republican attempt to empower Southern blacks.
- Explain why the radical Republicans impeached Johnson but failed to convict him.
- Explain the legacy of Reconstruction, and assess its successes and failures.
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- The Valley of the Shadow
This UVA website focuses on a Northern Community and a Southern Community during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes excellent primary sources.