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Week 1 notes

by: Madeline DeGrace

Week 1 notes HIST 1161

Madeline DeGrace
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These notes cover the first week of class
US History since 1865
Sharon Simmons
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madeline DeGrace on Wednesday January 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 1161 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Sharon Simmons in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see US History since 1865 in History at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.


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Date Created: 01/13/16
Agony of Reconstruction  The President vs Congress o Confederacy and the War o Lincoln’s Inauguration speech March 1865  Intended to heal the South when the war was over  No constitutional precedent for Reconstruction  Wartime Reconstruction Plans o Lincoln  Win war; create loyalist state governments in the South  Direct reunion by using executive orders and pardons  Win reelection o Congress  South absent  Democrats a minority  Republican factions  Moderates were the majority o Wanted to expand Republican power o Didn’t trust ex­confederates to run their states o Believed the President was exceeding his powers  Radicals o Abolitionists o Pro­black rights o Uncompromising  Reconstruction Legislation  Wade­Davis Bill (July 1864) o 50% loyalty oath o Voting rights limited o Gave federal courts power to enforce emancipation o Lincoln’s “pocket veto”  Freedmen’s Bureau o Federal agency o Help for former slaves o Established education, emergency relief, legal help o Freed men became share croppers  Lincoln’s assassination o Unpopular during his lifetime o Disrespected by his own cabinet  Andrew Johnson o Didn’t like rich/privileged slave owners o Pardons for ex­confederates o Backed 13  amendment o Was impeached o Allowed white supremacist governments to form  Black codes  Disenfranchisement of blacks o Fired people when he didn’t like them


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