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Ch 12: Reconstruction (1865-1877): Homework Help

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The Reconstruction (1865-1877) chapter of this AP US History Homework Help course helps students complete their Reconstruction homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

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  • Identify which concepts are covered on your Reconstruction homework.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • President Lincoln's plans for a reconstructed Union
  • President Andrew Johnson's attempts to continue Reconstruction and his impeachment
  • Successes and corruption of President Ulysses S. Grant
  • Reconstruction's effects on African Americans
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • The Indian Wars
  • Goals, successes and failures of the Reconstruction period

15 Lessons in Chapter 12: Reconstruction (1865-1877): Homework Help
President Lincoln's Legacy: Plans for a Reconstructed Union

1. President Lincoln's Legacy: Plans for a Reconstructed Union

Before the guns of the American Civil War fell silent, President Abraham Lincoln was making plans for the reconstruction of the South. In this lesson, learn what his plans involved and the controversy surrounding them.

President Andrew Johnson: Attempts to Continue Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan

2. President Andrew Johnson: Attempts to Continue Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan

When President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the task of Reconstruction fell to President Andrew Johnson. He was soon at odds with many different factions in the nation. While Johnson was not successful in domestic policy, his administration had a few foreign successes.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress

3. The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress

Congressional Reconstruction, guided by Radical Republicans, aggressively pursued political equality for African Americans as defined by several pieces of legislation and the 14th Amendment. Conflict between Congress and President Andrew Johnson escalated until he was impeached.

President Ulysses S. Grant: Election, Successes and Corruption

4. President Ulysses S. Grant: Election, Successes and Corruption

Ulysses S. Grant, the Union hero of the Civil War, was elected in 1868, the last U.S. president to have been a slave owner. Despite his popularity, the nation faced social, economic and political difficulties, and his administration was shrouded in corruption.

The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

5. The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

Between 1865 and 1870, during the historical era known as Reconstruction, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified to establish political equality for all Americans. Together, they are known as the Reconstruction Amendments.

Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy

6. Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy

The era in U.S. history known as Reconstruction presented many new opportunities to African Americans, especially in the South. For the first time, freedmen were free to pursue economic independence, education, religion and politics. These pursuits are embodied in the accomplishments of four men: Alonzo Herndon, Booker T. Washington, Jonathan Gibbs and Hiram Revels.

Life in the South After the Civil War

7. Life in the South After the Civil War

Following the Civil War, the era of Reconstruction was a difficult time for Southerners. Their land was destroyed, their political institutions were overrun by outsiders, the economy was in transition and their society was in upheaval. It was in this climate that the Ku Klux Klan was born and the Redeemers sought to reestablish the Old South.

Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act and Women's Suffrage

8. Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act and Women's Suffrage

In light of slavery and the issues related to it, several consequential events are often overlooked in the mid- to late-1800s: the Homestead Act, completion of the the transcontinental railroad and the push for women's suffrage.

The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

9. The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

As America expanded into the West, whites often encroached on Indian land and resources. Many Native Americans defended their territory, leading to a series of conflicts known as the Indian Wars.

The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876

10. The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876

Since the end of the Civil War in 1865, Republicans had tried to Reconstruct the South and secure equal rights for African American men. But a series of factors convened to bring Reconstruction to an end in 1877.

Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures

11. Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures

Reconstruction of the South following the American Civil War lasted from 1865-1877 under three presidents. It wasn't welcomed by Southerners, and there were many problems throughout this process. But, was it successful?

Amnesty Act of 1872: Summary & Explanation

12. Amnesty Act of 1872: Summary & Explanation

The Amnesty Act of 1872 was the long-sought conclusion for those who took part in secession and were barred from public affairs. Learn about the deep history of the decision to pardon those responsible for the Civil War.

Carpetbaggers in Reconstruction: Definition & Explanation

13. Carpetbaggers in Reconstruction: Definition & Explanation

Carpetbaggers were northerners who moved to the South for political and business opportunities during the Reconstruction period. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the definition and history of this term.

The Freedmen's Bureau: History & Definition

14. The Freedmen's Bureau: History & Definition

Following the Civil War, African Americans and white Southerners attempted to define the meaning of freedom. Learn how the United States government created the Freedmen's Bureau as a bulwark to the newly acquired freedom of African Americans in the South.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

15. The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 provided protection for minorities against discriminatory practices in voting. We'll consider its historical background, its provisions, its amendments, and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court.

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