Reconstruction Character

Perspective of a Poor White Farmer (in South Carolina)

Positives of Reconstruction

Johnson's Plan for Reconstruction...P/S/E

Jim Crow Laws...S

Black Codes...S

Ku Klux Klan...S/P

Negatives of Reconstruction

Lincoln's Plan for Reconstruction...E/S/P

Congressional Reconstruction...P/S

Reconstruction Act of 1867...P/S/E

13th-15th Amendments...E/S/P

Freedman's Bureau...S/P

Johnson's Impeachment...S/P/E

Sharecropping...E/S

Grant Elected President...P/S

Success or Failure?

In my opinion, Reconstruction was a failure for Southerners because it changed their way of life. It had a heavy impact on the agricultural economy. Political changes to society such as sharecropping, the 13th-15th amendments and the impeachment of President Johnson, truly altered the daily routines of Southerners.