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Ch 30: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War Reconstruction

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Learn more about the post-war Reconstruction era before you take the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination. This chapter's video lessons cover the topic, and they include self-assessment quizzes that test your progress.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War Reconstruction - Chapter Summary

Prepare to take the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination as you review this chapter's tutorial video lessons. They focus on the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War. Expand your knowledge of the presidential years of Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant, and explore the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. This chapter could also help you to:

  • Discuss how Lincoln intended to restore the southern states
  • Outline President Andrew Johnson's reconstruction plans and political policies
  • Discover more about the corruption and accomplishments of President Grant
  • Study the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Explore the educational and political ramifications of the Reconstruction for African Americans
  • Expand your knowledge of the transcontinental railroad, women's suffrage and the Indian Wars
  • Describe how the Reconstruction era came to an end

Review these topics with the assistance of our credentialed instructors. They can answer your questions on post-war Reconstruction as you submit them. Whether you have limited study time or prefer to learn visually, the self-paced animated videos could get you ready to answer related questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination. Pause the lessons with the video tags, and scan the information in the written transcripts as necessary. You should also utilize the short quizzes that accompany each of the lessons.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) Post-War Reconstruction Objectives

The equivalent of 18% of the overall score, the U.S. History sub-area of the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination is where you'll demonstrate your mastery of this chapter's topics. You'll provide answers to the examination questions and potentially qualify for a secondary social studies teaching certification in the state of Michigan. There are seven sub-areas and 100 multiple-choice questions on the paper-based examination. You'll have approximately four hours and 30 minutes to complete them all. A computer-based test is another option for test candidates. It also contains 100 multiple-choice questions, but has a time limit of only two hours and 30 minutes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War Reconstruction
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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.

President Ulysses S. Grant: Election, Successes and Corruption

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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