Economic and Social Effects of Reconstruction in Texas


Texas History Civil War and Reconstruction Economic and Social Effects of Reconstruction in Texas
Students identify carpetbaggers and scalawags. Then, they learn about sharecropping and examine advantages and disadvantages for the former slaves. Finally, they write a journal entry from the point of view of a person that participated in sharecropping as a land tenant.

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In this experience, students identify carpetbaggers and scalawags. Then, they learn about sharecropping and examine advantages and disadvantages for the former slaves. Finally, they write a journal entry from the point of view of a person that participated in sharecropping as a land tenant.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 2 through scene 4.

Objective:

  • Identify economic and social changes due to Reconstruction.




Carpetbagger


Look at the political cartoon of a carpetbagger. What observations can you make? List one observation. If someone has already made your observation, try to think of a different one.



Answers may vary.

  • Man looks mean.
  • Bag says “Carpet Bagger SOUTH”
  • Large sack on back
  • Fist is clenched
  • People in the background


In this experience, you will learn about the carpetbaggers and other economic and social phenomena that arose in the South following the Civil War.

Objective:

  • Identify economic and social changes due to Reconstruction.


Divide students into their small groups for the next three scenes. When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.

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