Ch 43: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Reconstruction & the Gilded Age

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Watch these video lessons in order to review the post-Civil War years, including the Reconstruction era and the subsequent Gilded Age. Afterward, you could be more prepared for the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age - Chapter Summary

Before you take the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination, review the Reconstruction era's politics, presidencies, successes and failures. Discover how the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were ratified during the Reconstruction, and learn more about how this era presented African Americans with greater economic independence and educational opportunities. Let this chapter's online video lessons assist you with:

  • Understanding the legacies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant
  • Discussing the goals of the Reconstruction era and the ramifications of the Reconstruction Amendments
  • Learning about the life of Booker T. Washington
  • Exploring southern life after the Civil War
  • Taking a look at the westward expansion, the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Indian Wars
  • Describing the origins of the transcontinental railroad
  • Explaining the conflicts with the Native Americans
  • Discussing the election of 1876 and the end of reconstruction

This chapter will aid you in reviewing the Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as you get ready to take the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. You can schedule your study time around your professional obligations. The online lessons feature video tags for moving from topic to topic along with written transcripts and a practice chapter examination.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age Chapter Objectives

After studying these video lessons, you should be prepared to answer corresponding questions on the U.S. History domain of the computer-administered OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. The domain equals approximately 25% of the assessment score. Display your knowledge of the Reconstruction era's key events as you seek an Ohio social studies teaching certification. There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the three-hour assessment.

13 Lessons in Chapter 43: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Reconstruction & the Gilded Age
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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.

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.

Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

8. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

9. Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

After decades of wrangling, plans were finalized for construction of a transcontinental railroad during the Civil War. After completion in 1869, the railroad changed many aspects of American life, for better or worse.

The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

10. 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.

Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

11. Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government attempted to control Native American nations. This led to violent conflicts known together as the Indian Wars. Learn about famous battles, and the attempt to 'civilize' tribes through various policies.

The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876

12. 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

13. 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?

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