History and culture of the United States
Civil War and Reconstruction

rev. 2007-06-08

Secession. Mobilization of North and South. Strategy, diplomacy, and war. Presidential and Radical Reconstruction.

Study guide

Crittenden Compromise (1860)

Confederate States of America (1861), Richmond

Fort Sumter

Homestead Act (1862), Morrill Land-Grant Act (1862)

Emancipation Proclamation (1863), Thirteenth Amendment (1865)

Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee

King Cotton diplomacy

Reconstruction: Freedmen's Bureau (1865), Lincoln's Reconstruction plan (1863), Wade-Davis Bill (1864), Andrew Johnson's Restoration (1865), Black Codes (1865-1866), Civil Rights Act (1866), Fourteenth Amendment (1866), Radical Reconstruction (1867-1869), five military districts, Fifteenth Amendment (1869)


Sharecropping, crop-lien system

Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camellia

Compromise of 1877

Essay questions

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