The Reconstruction Era 1865-1877

Build a Bridge And Get Over it

Explanation of Reconstruction


Presidential vs Congressional Reconstruction Plans

Lincoln and Johnson's Plan

*Abolish slavery (Ratify the 13th Amendment )

*10% loyalty oath


Congressional Reconstruction ("Radical Republicans")

*Override Johnson

*Divide the south into military districts

*15th Amendments


*former leaders can't vote

*Freedman's bureau

*Ratify 13th Amendment

*MAJORITY of voters must take an oath to the Constitution

*Re-write Constitution

Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels

Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American to serve in the senate.