Discovery Education Reconstruction Video Part 1
Essay Question: The title that PBS gave this movie is "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War". Analyze how Reconstruction was a "second Civil War" in terms of political, social, and economic matters.
Discovery Education Reconstruction Video Part 2
Thaddeus Stevens Speech of December 18, 1865
The Black Codes
President Johnson Civil Rights Bill Veto Message
The Civil Rights Amendments of the Reconstruction Era:13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
Thaddeus Stevens on Black Suffrage 1867
Thomas Nast Political Cartoons
Reconstruction PowerPoint Presentation
Reconstruction Terms and Names

Abram Colby a former slave and member of the Georgia legislature testifies to Congress 1872
B. W. Marston a white planter testifies to congress in testimony to congress on southern violence
Historians describe white Southerners' varied responses to emancipation and the issue of civil rights

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The Freedmen's Bureau

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Thomas Nast and the "Swing Around the Circle"


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"This is a White Man's Government" Thomas Nast cartoon depicting the divisivepolitics of Reconstruction America. A Democrat politican, an ex Confederate, and a Northern Irish immigrant are seen stepping on a black man.


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A northern white man and a black man are accused of murder and lynched


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The different groups that made up black voters are depicted in this image (ex slave, black who had been free prior to emancipation, and the black soldier)




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Radical Reconstruction