Political Effects of Reconstruction in Texas


Texas History Civil War and Reconstruction Political Effects of Reconstruction in Texas
Students learn about the Reconstruction Era and what Texas had to do to rejoin the Union. They compare and contrast the Constitution of the United States and the Texas Constitution of 1876, including the Bills of Rights.

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In this experience, students learn about the Reconstruction Era and what Texas had to do to rejoin the Union. They compare and contrast the Constitution of the United States and the Texas Constitution of 1876, including the Bills of Rights.

Objectives:

  • Analyze the Reconstruction Era and identify problems facing the South.
  • Identify what Texas had to do rejoin the Union after the Civil War.
  • Compare and contrast the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution of 1876.


The Civil War ended. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson took over as president. He planned to continue the Reconstruction process.




Andrew Johnson


Think about the word “reconstruction.” What do you think it means? Post a synonym for it. To list multiple synonyms, separate them with a comma, like this: car, automobile.

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  • Rebuild
  • Reform
  • Renovate


Objectives:

  • Analyze the Reconstruction Era and identify problems facing the South.
  • Identify what Texas had to do rejoin the Union after the Civil War.
  • Compare and contrast the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution of 1876.


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