Academic Standard: Subject

Reconstruction (1865-1877)
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Type: 
Subject
Grade range: 
8

<p><strong>Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read:</strong> excerpts from the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution</p><p><strong>Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Consider:</strong> excerpts from Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws</p>

Students analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.

 
Elements within this Subject
 
Standard
Explain the significance of 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
Compare the 10 Percent Plan to the Radical Republican Plan for Reconstruction.
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.
Trace the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and vigilante justice, including its role in Tennessee.
Explain the movement of both white and black Northern entrepreneurs (carpetbaggers) from the North to the South.
Explain the controversy of the 1876 presidential election and the subsequent removal of federal troops from the South.
Describe the push-pull effect in the movement of former slaves to the North and West, including the Exodusters and Pap Singleton.
Describe the major developments in Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era, including the Constitutional Convention of 1870, the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 and the