This curriculum unit of three lessons examines the social, political and economic conditions of the southern states in the aftermath of the civil war and shows how these factors helped to shape the reconstruction debate as well as the subsequent history of american race relations. This lesson plan explores political cartoons related to the civil war, the presidential elections of 1860 and 1864, and reconstruction these visual aids help in understanding the differing opinions before, during, and after the civil war, as well as provide a perspective from those who actually lived it. The civil war and reconstruction altered power relationships between the states and the federal government and among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, ending slavery and the notion of a divisible union , but leaving unresolved questions of relative power and largely unchanged. Expansion of government power during the civil war and reconstruction in the month of april of 1862, the government issued the first draft of the civil war throughout the war, they put out drafts because so many men were needed to fight citizens were expected to obey these orders, and as the war. 8th grade social studies civil war and reconstruction unit information milestones domain/weight: history 47 % and economics 16% purpose/goal: the intent of this standard is for students to be able to explain the importance.
With the overthrow of biracial state governments in the south and the withdrawal of the last federal troops from the region by president rutherford b hayes in 1877, the era of the civil war and reconstruction came to an end. Reconstruction government in the south under the terms of the reconstruction act of 1867, republican governments came to power throughout the south, offering blacks, for the first time in american history, a genuine share of political power. Southern states who seceded from the union during the civil war effects of the civil war strengthened the power of the federal government over states and individuals 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments reconstruction. The answers given in this answer key new york core curriculum for united states history and government unit 1 unit 2 unit 3 unit 4 the impact of the civil war.
The broad period from the end of world war ii until the late 1960s, often referred to as the second reconstruction, consisted of a grass-roots civil rights movement coupled with gradual but progressive actions by the presidents, the federal courts, and congress to provide full political rights. Civil war found in these documents must be stated for example, the north had more railroads than the south and most of the railroads were in the north are the same difference expressed in different words. Reconstruction after the war, the federal government pursued a program of political, social, and economic restructuring across the south-including an attempt to accord legal equality and political power to former slaves.
Following the us civil war, the united states entered a period of reconstructionfederal policies revolving around economic and political reform resulted in expansion of the economy, as well as an expansion of constitutional rights. Expansion of government power during the civil war and reconstruction contrary to what i believed in the past, the united states federal government retained and expanded their power and authority during the years of the civil war along with the period of reconstruction. Describe the general character of the social conditions within the nation in the aftermath of war demonstrate their ability to navigate through a statistical map interactive and use information gathered there to inform their understanding of the political, social and economic crisis confronting the nation during reconstruction.
12) in trying to establish a policy for reconstruction of the south after the civil war a) congress readily agreed with lincoln's plan b) congress rejected lincoln's plan. Cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war key concept 53: the union victory in the civil war and the contested reconstruction of the south settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights. First steps towards controlling slavery and westward expansion politicians were forced to deal with the issue of slavery and its westward expansion as early as the missouri compromise of 1820 the states had previously maintained a shaky balance in the senate with an equal number of representatives from both slave and free states. Corruption and bribery did take place in government during reconstruction, as they had prior to the civil war and, you know, as they still do today railroad promoters, business speculators and their retainers, land contractors, and stock market investors all sought to purchase their share of influence with elected leaders. Students will be able to identify the outcomes of the civil war and reconstruction as they apply to the 20th century students will be able to identify the expansion of african american rights during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Reconstruction (1865-1877) quiz that tests what you know perfect prep for reconstruction (1865-1877) quizzes and tests you might have in school. Unit 7: slavery, civil war, & reconstruction 1860-1877 (15 days) key concepts: culture, conflict, power, economic systems students will understand unresolved political and economic conflicts can cause war the national government may increase its scope of power during war. During radical reconstruction, after the civil war, an agency was established by the federal government to help poor white folks and newly freed black people whose homes were destroyed or families were separated.
The civil war and its wartime congresses gave birth to many of the pillars of the modern federal government the government sold bonds for the first time and congress approved the first national. The union victory in the civil war in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the south during the reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new set of significant challenges. - the reconstruction reconstruction is defined as the period following the civil war in which the republican-dominated federal government sought to reunite the union the measure included drastically remodeling southern society in order to secure equality and independence for blacks through granting them various freedoms.