• Strand Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

    Standard Reconstruction

    Grade Level 8

    Code U5.3


    8 – U5.3.1 Describe the different positions concerning the reconstruction of Southern society and the nation, including the positions of President Abraham Lincoln, President Andrew Johnson, Republicans, and African Americans.

    8 – U5.3.2 Describe the early responses to the end of the Civil War by describing the

    • policies of the Freedmen"s Bureau (E2.2)

    • restrictions placed on the rights and opportunities of freedmen, including racial segregation and Black Codes (C2, C5)

    8 – U5.3.3 Describe the new role of African Americans in local, state and federal government in the years after the Civil War and the resistance of Southern whites to this change, including the Ku Klux Klan. (C2, C5)

    8 – U5.3.4 Analyze the intent and the effect of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.

    8 – U5.3.5 Explain the decision to remove Union troops in 1877 and describe its impact on Americans

    Key concepts

    Essential understandings

    (Procedural or Conceptual)


    Racial segregation





    Content Vocabulary

    Ku Klux Klan

    black codes


    President Andrew Johnson


    Freedman"s Bureau

    Thirteenth Amendment

    Fourtheenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment



    Aligned Assessments

    Students will know

    • the varying facets of Reconstruction based upon the views of Lincoln, Johnson, the Republicans, and the African Americans
    • the goals, and subsequentlimitations, of the Freedman"s Bureau
    • what governmental opportunities were available to African Americans after the Civil War
    • why many Southern whites were opposed to African American involvement in the federal government
    • the importance of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments
    • the rationale for and the impact of the Compromise of 1877

    Students will be able to

    • compare and contrast the views of Reconstruction fromAbraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Republicans, and African Americans
    • enumerate theconfines of libertyplaced on the rights of freedmen (including racial segregation and Black Codes)
    • inventory the policies of the Freedman"s Bureau
    • illustrate the role of African Americans in federal, state, and local government
    • state reasons why many Southern whites opposed African American involvement in the government (including the establishment of the KKK)
    • rationalize the obligation of the United States goverment to include amendments to the Constitution that reflected the change in status of African Americans (14th, 15th, 16th)
    • defend the need for the Compromise of 1877 and describe how italtered life in the United States

    Student Friendly Language

    "I can" Statements

    1. I can compare and contrast the views of Reconstruction from the point of view of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Republicans and African


    2. List the limits

    Last Modified on 9/23/2008 2:36:54 PM

Last Modified on February 14, 2018