Reconstruction was the period of time after the Civil War.
The North won and slavery was abolished
Civil War Ends
Assumed presidency after Abraham Lincoln was assasinated
Discution starts about how the south should rejoin the Union
President Johnson got impeached after vetoing some bills
Impeachment of the President
Republicans took over the Congress Radical Reconstruction began
Radical Reconstruction Begins
This divided the south into 5 military sections and instituted male suffrage
Reconstruction Act of 1867
Back then, the ideals of the Republican and Democratic Parties were swiched
All States in the Union
By 1870 all the southern states that had rejoined the union
The 15th Amendment was adopted in 1870, and it allowed all MEN to vote
16 African Americans where in Congress
The first public funded school in the South
More power to plantation workers
"They also offered lavish aid to railroads and other enterprises in the hope of creating a “New South” whose economic expansion would benefit blacks and whites alike." (Doc A)
Although Reconstruction brought good stuff to many African Americans it also started the KKK, and segregation.
"Racism was still a potent force in both South and North, and Republicans became more conservative and less egalitarian as the decade continued." (Doc. B)
Editors, History.com. “Reconstruction.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/reconstruction#section_1
Foner, Eric. “Reconstruction.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 20 Dec. 2018, www.britannica.com/event/Reconstruction-United-States-history#ref295415.