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Reconstruction

The Teach Tennessee History website is designed to assist teachers in implementing the 2015 Tennessee State Social Studies Standards.  Please use the menu links to the left to access the following resources for Reconstruction:

ETHS Teaching Materials:  Click on ETHS Teaching Materials to find student-friendly essays and classroom activities developed by ETHS staff.  The essays and activities are designed based on the Tennessee Social Studies Standards. The downloadable teacher packets also include primary sources and images when available.

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Standards 5.20-5.26

5.20 Analyze the goals and accomplishments of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Freedmen’s Bureau, and Fisk University to help former slaves begin a new life. (C, H, P, TN)

5.21 Compare and contrast the differentReconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress. (H, P)

5.22 Integrate information from several texts about the intent and failure of theimpeachment of Andrew Johnson. (H, P, TN)

5.23 Analyze why the Radical Republicans turned to military Reconstruction and the backlash resulting in the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, black codes, and vigilante justice. (H, P, TN)

5.24 Explain the impact of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1870, including poll taxes, segregation, and funds for public education. (E, P, TN)

5.25 Explain the compromise that ended Reconstruction with the election of Rutherford B. Hayes. (P)

5.26 Describe the impact of yellow fever during the 1870s; why it was particularly deadly in West Tennessee and the election of African Americans to the General Assembly. (G, H, TN)

Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read: The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln; the Emancipation Proclamation; Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln; the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; the Retrospective in Co. Aytch, Sam Watkins 

Standards 8.82-8.90

Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Students analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.

8.82 Explain the significance of 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (P)

8.83 Analyze the choice of Andrew Johnson as Vice-President, his succession to the Presidency, his plan for Reconstruction and his conflict with the Radical Republicans. (H, P, TN)

8.84 Compare the 10 Percent Plan to the Radical Republican Plan for Reconstruction. (C, P)

8.85 Explain the effects of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the restrictions placed on the rights and opportunities of freedmen, including racial segregation and Jim Crow laws. (C, H, P)

8.86 Trace the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and vigilante justice, including its role in Tennessee. (C, P, TN)

8.87 Explain the movement of both white and black Northern entrepreneurs (carpetbaggers) from the North to the South. (C, E, P)

8.88 Explain the controversy of the 1876 presidential election and the subsequent removal of federal troops from the South. (H, P)

8.90 Describe the major developments in Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era, including the Constitutional Convention of 1870, the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 and the election of African-Americans to the General Assembly. (G, P, TN)

Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read: excerpts from the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution 

Standards US.2

US.2 Summarize the major developments in Tennessee during the Reconstruction era, including the Constitutional Convention of 1870, the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, and the election of African Americans to the General Assembly. (C, E, H, TN)