DO Agree or disagree with the following statement
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DO � Agree or disagree with the following statement: “Reconstruction was worse than slavery for freedmen. ” Explain your response.
2/1 704: THE FAILURES OF RECONSTRUCTION
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Question � How do you account for the failure of Reconstruction (1865 – 1877) to bring social and economic equality of opportunity to the former slaves?
Thomas Nast � “Father of the American Political Cartoon” � Harper’s Weekly � 1860 s-1880 s � Critical of many governments
Textbook pp. 359 -370 � Analyzing Visuals, p. 359 � Answer questions 1 -2 � Turning Point, pp. 360 -1 � Answer the “Analyzing History” question in at least 2 sentences � Analyzing Geography, p. 362 � Answer questions 1 -2 � Analyzing Visuals, p. 370 � Answer questions 1 -2
Evidence � My evidence from this cartoon related to the prompt – I think this cartoon is being sarcastic because while it says “Southern Justice” it’s clearly trying to indicate that justice in the south is not being provided for all, and instead, the goals of the former Confederacy are still being favored at the expense of the freed slaves.
Here’s an example � � � Historical context Specific evidence Connect context and evidence � Despite passage of the Reconstruction amendments, equal rights and justice was not granted for all citizens living in the South. The federal government failed to offer full protection, and the Reconstruction governments of the South did not work to extend full justice to freedmen. (Doc A) Even with the creation of assistance such as the Freedman’s Bureau, energy was clearly shifted in favor of executing the goals of former Confederates, and freedmen remained oppressed.
Find evidence from your cartoons!
Practice (to be collected) � Write a paragraph for cartoons 2 -4 answering the following prompt: �How do you account for the failure of Reconstruction (1865 – 1877) to bring social and economic equality of opportunity to the former slaves? � Include the following: �Historical context �Specific evidence �Connect context and evidence
� To what extent did life improve for slaves after the Civil War? Please pay attention to social, political, and economic factors. � What should or could the federal government have done differently?