Reconstruction Acts of 1867: Definition & History


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What role did Radical Republicans feel the federal government should play in Reconstruction?

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1. Why might ex-Confederates disapprove of the Reconstruction Acts of 1867?

2. Based on President Johnson's reaction to the Reconstruction Acts of 1867, what can you infer about his position on Reconstruction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Civil War left an incredible amount of devastation and turmoil within the United States. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you learn and recall the approaches taken to resolve and restore the nation that had fought so bitterly against itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources will test you on:

  • Radical Republicans
  • Ex-Confederates
  • President Andrew Johnson
  • Post-war civil rights and amendments

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Reconstruction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ex-Confederate view of the acts in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legacy of the Reconstruction Acts of 1867

Additional Learning

To make sure you fully grasp the material, review the lesson called Reconstruction Acts of 1867: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. These objectives will be covered in the lesson:

  • Identify post-war legislative amendments to the Constitution
  • Understand the role of racism even after the Civil War
  • Discover the lasting effects of slavery and prejudice despite legislation
  • Understand the goals of the Restoration Acts