The End of Reconstruction


US History Reconstruction Era and the Western Frontier The  End of Reconstruction
Students learn about the events that led to the end of the Reconstruction era, including the election of Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877. Then, students evaluate a quote from Fredrick Douglass about the failure of Reconstruction.

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In this experience, students learn about the events that led to the end of the Reconstruction era, including the election of Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877. Then, students evaluate a quote from Fredrick Douglass about the failure of Reconstruction.

Objective:

  • Summarize the events that led to the end of Reconstruction.


As the 1870’s came to a close, problems still plagued the South. After more than ten years, Reconstruction had failed to resolve many of the challenges that had faced the South at the end of the Civil War. This hopeful era of emancipation and reunification would soon come to an end without having accomplished what it had intended to.

Objective:

  • Summarize the events that led to the end of Reconstruction.




Emancipation, by Thomas Nast (ca. 1865)


Think about what you have learned about the Reconstruction era. What comes to mind?


Summarize the Reconstruction era by posting at least one word or short phrase to the word cloud below. To list multiple items, separate them with a comma, like this: executive branch, judicial branch.

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Students may include words like: freed slaves, poverty, rebuilding, Republicans, Radical, Civil Rights Act, Andrew Johnson, African American, politics, education, etc.

Mention to students that in this experience they will be learning about the end of the Reconstruction era and how it came about. They will also be learning about some of the failures of the Reconstruction era.


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