Reconstruction Era 1865-1877
Rebuilding the Nation
What is Reconstruction
Reconstruction is what happens after the civil war. It was a hard rebuilding because Lincoln was soon assassinated after the union won. No one won because they fought them self. Andrew took over reconstruction; let's be honist he was not very good at it. That is when congress took over and did his job for him.
After Johnson was impeached congress made a new plan to amend the 13th,14th, and 15th amendment. All confederate states had to take an oath and make a new constitution.
He was now for his amazing speeches and the recent victory for the Union. After winning the war he was assassinated by John Wilksbooth. That was when reconstruction .
Was the Vice President of the US. After Lincoln was assassinated Johnson took over reconstruction. He was not as easy going as Lincoln was. So congress tried to impeach him.
Hiram Rhodes Revels
He was once a slave but know he is a freedman. He is the first African American to be a senator for the us.