Reconstruction

Let peace and prosperity be restored to the land. May God bless this people: may God save the Constitution.
                                    - Andrew Johnson in the U.S. Senate
                                                                  March 22, 1875

Reading Assignment:

Henretta: Chapter Fifteen

Gates' Notes

Study Guide

 

Primary Sources

Abraham Lincoln - Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (1863) Continental Monthly - "Reconstruction" - December 6, 1863
Abraham Lincoln  Proclamation on Reconstruction (1864) Abraham Lincoln - Last Speech: April 11, 1865
Abraham Lincoln - Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill Abraham Lincoln - Second Inaugural Address
The Wade-Davis Manifesto Thaddeus Stevens - Speech December 18, 1865
Mary Prentiss - A Republican View of Andrew Johnson Salmon P. Chase - Letter to Abraham Lincoln on Reconstruction
"Sad News! The President Assassinated!" White House Funeral Sermon for President Lincoln
Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction - June 20, 1866 "Reconstruction" - Peter Cooper to President Andrew Johnson
Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution Andrew Johnson - Amnesty Proclamation
Freedman's Bureau Bill Black Codes of Louisiana
Black Codes of Mississippi The Civil Rights Act of 1866
Special Field Orders No. 15 - "Forty Acres and a Mule" Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan  - 1868
Carl Shurz - Report on Conditions in the South Circular to the Friends of Jefferson Davis
Ex Parte Milligan Cartoon - Reconstruction and How it Works
Cartoon - Andrew Johnson as Samson Harper's Weekly - "Reconstruction and Obstruction
Harper's Editorial - "A Desperate Man" Harper's - The Stanton Imbroglio 
Cartoon - Romeo (Seward) and Mercutio (Johnson) Cartoon - Effect on the Vote of the Eleventh Article (Andrew Johnson Impeachment
Cartoon - Johnson Kicking  the Freedman's Bureau Cartoon - "Columbia: Shall I trust these men and not this man?"
Cartoon - "King Andy" Cartoon- "Andy Makes a Call on Uncle Sam
Ampitheatrum Johnsonianum Cartoon - "The Little Boy Would Persist"
Cartoon - "The Political Death of the Bogus Caesar" Cartoon - "A.J. Returns to his First Love."
Editorial - "Mr. Sumner's Civil Rights Bill Editorial: Making Treason Odious
Proclamation Declaring the Insurrection at an End. "Reconstruction" - Article by Frederick Douglass

Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Atlantic Monthly - "Three Months among the Reconstructionists
Harper's Editorial = "The Trials of the Government Frederick Douglass - "Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage 
Ulysses S. Grant - First Inaugural Address Ulysses S. Grant - Second Inaugural Address
Second Reconstruction Act Tenure of Office Act
Thaddeus Stevens in Support of Black Suffrage Third Reconstruction Act
Articles of Impeachment, Andrew Johnson Sketch - Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Admission Ticket to Impeachment Trial Thaddeus Stevens - Closing Arguments in Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson
New York Times - Impeachment Verdict Fourth Reconstruction Act
Daniel Ullman - "On the Regeneration of the South Sarah Ann Pringle - Treatment of the South by the Federal Government
C.S. Bradley - The Yankee Element of Designing Politicians Jeannie Isabel Coleman - Throwing off the Yoke of Carpetbag Government
The Goodings Describe Reconstruction in South Carolina George Ogden Recalls Reconstruction in the South
Senators Debate Equal Rights Horace Greeley to Josephine Griffing (Describes Racial Stereotypes)
Letter from Judge Tourgee to Sen. Abbott re: the Ku Klux Klan The Slaughterhouse Cases
Frederick Douglas - Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln Rutherford B. Hayes - Inaugural Address
Ex Parte Virginia Hayes - Wheeler Campaign Poster

 

Web Links

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History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

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Harper's Weekly - The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

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19th Century Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery

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Treaty between the United States and Great Britain for Suppression of the Slave Trade

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Harper's Weekly - Reports on Black History

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Uncle Remus - Stories of the Old South

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Andrew Johnson POTUS Site

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Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism

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Frederick Douglass Papers (LOC)

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Introduction to the Jim Crow South

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Ferris State University - Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

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MAP - The Compromise of 1877

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MAP - Military Reconstruction

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MAP - Military Reconstruction Districts

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MAP - Southern States Re-entering the Union

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Reconstruction - LOC

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The Origin of Jim Crow

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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

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Rutherford B. Hayes - White House Official Site

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Rutherford B. Hayes - Dairy and Letters

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Obituary of Rutherford B. Hayes

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Ulysses S. Grant Home Page

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Which 13th Amendment?  A discussion

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The Freedman's Bureau Online

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Images of the Post Civil War Era