Ch 1: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age: Help and Review

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The Reconstruction and the Gilded Age chapter of this Post-Civil War U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering post-Civil War U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn post-Civil War U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the Reconstruction period or the Homestead Act
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Reconstruction and the Gilded Age
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Reconstruction and the Gilded Age chapter exam.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Reconstruction and the Gilded Age unit of a standard post-Civil War U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • Goals, successes and failures of Reconstruction
  • The Reconstruction amendments
  • Westward expansion
  • The Transcontinental Railroad
  • Conflict with Native Americans during the Gilded Age

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures

1. 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?

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Mugwumps: Definition & Summary

6. Mugwumps: Definition & Summary

Mugwumps were a faction of the Republican Party of the 1880s. They opposed political favoritism and corruption and promoted honest government. Read about the Mugwumps and test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Knights of Labor: Definition, History, Goals & Leader

7. The Knights of Labor: Definition, History, Goals & Leader

Learn about one of the largest and most powerful labor unions of the 19th century, the Knights of Labor. In this lesson. we'll investigate the organization's history, leaders, and goals - as well as its rise and fall.

Transcontinental Railroad: Construction, History & Impact

8. Transcontinental Railroad: Construction, History & Impact

In this lesson, we will discuss how the Transcontinental Railroad was built and how it changed the United States. Learn more about the challenges of building the railroad and why it was so important, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Sharecropping and Tenant Farming: Definition & Overview

9. Sharecropping and Tenant Farming: Definition & Overview

After the end of the Civil War, two new forms of agricultural labor filled the vacuum of slavery. Learn about sharecropping and tenant farming, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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