-Discuss the general problem of Reconstruction following the defeat of the Confederacy

-Describe Lincoln’s and Johnson’s plan of Reconstruction

-Discuss the course of Reconstruction in the Southern States

-Describe the abandonment of Reconstruction in the South


Read Chapter 16 in American: Past and Present by Robert Divine and view the chapter 16 Power Point

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Helpful Web sites:

Reconstruction (Links to an external site.)

Reconstruction 2 (Links to an external site.) http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/ 

Reconstruction 3 (Links to an external site.) http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/ 


A. Read Chapter 16 in American: Past and Present by Robert Divine and answer the following questions.

To turn in this assignment, go to the Week #1 Chapter Questions link with the paper on the hand icon and click on the hyperlink. Next, click Edit my submission, and then paste you assignment in the word editor window. Don’t forget to click Save changes.


1. What traditions and institutions were destroyed by the conflict?

2. How did freed slaves react to their new status after the civil war?

3. How successful was the North in changing Southern society

during Reconstruction.

4. Why was Northern interest in Southern reconstruction waning?

5. Why were the Redeemers able to take back the South?

B. Read the hyperlinked article and respond to the question. 

Read the hyper linked article and respond to the question below. 


Forty Acres and a Mule

Was Reconstruction an impossible goal after 1865?




C. Political Cartoon:

Propaganda is as old as civilization. As man developed the ability to express themselves on paper, the art of persuasion begin. What is the message of this cartoon?

(These are three assignments, so what I need is three articles)


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