HIST 405 Reconstruction Discussions

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HIST 405 Reconstruction Discussions 
Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson…

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HIST 405 Reconstruction Discussions

HIST 405 Reconstruction Discussions

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Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction. What were the key events of Reconstruction and why did it ultimately fail?…

Imagine putting yourself in the shoes of Lincoln or Johnson. What would you have done differently, or would you agree with their choices and actions?

Class, what were the problems in society that still lingered after reconstruction? Slavery may have ended, but racism did not end, by any means. What did racism look like in that time? Why were there so many lynchings of freed slaves? Take a look at this website, for instance, that describes the “reconstruction violence”–lynchings in Florida after reconstruction: