RECONSTRUCTION 1865 1877 Reconstruction Lasted From 1865 1877

  • Slides: 20
Download presentation
RECONSTRUCTION (1865 -1877)

RECONSTRUCTION (1865 -1877)

Reconstruction Lasted • From 1865 - 1877 • That would be 12 years and

Reconstruction Lasted • From 1865 - 1877 • That would be 12 years and involved four presidents!

Ruins of Gallego Flour Mill Richmond, VA

Ruins of Gallego Flour Mill Richmond, VA

Charleston, SC April 1865

Charleston, SC April 1865

Charleston, SC April 1865

Charleston, SC April 1865

Charleston, SC April 1865

Charleston, SC April 1865

Freedom! Limitations/Needs Facing The Freedmen • • • They Need Housing They Need Food

Freedom! Limitations/Needs Facing The Freedmen • • • They Need Housing They Need Food They Need Clothing They Need Jobs ?

Na wengi hawawezi kusoma wala kuandika!

Na wengi hawawezi kusoma wala kuandika!

You don’t read Swahili? Na wengi hawawezi kusoma wala kuandika! means “And many can’t

You don’t read Swahili? Na wengi hawawezi kusoma wala kuandika! means “And many can’t read or write!”

Freedom! The Joys • • • Move/Travel Freely Founded Schools Establish Religion Marry Legally

Freedom! The Joys • • • Move/Travel Freely Founded Schools Establish Religion Marry Legally Own Land

Most stay in the South. What is created to help them adjust to their

Most stay in the South. What is created to help them adjust to their new lives?

Freedmen’s Bureau (1865) « Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. « Many former

Freedmen’s Bureau (1865) « Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. « Many former northern abolitionists risked their lives to help southern freedmen. « Called “carpetbaggers” by white southern Democrats.

Freedmen’s Bureau • Developed to help former slaves • Provided food, schools, legal help,

Freedmen’s Bureau • Developed to help former slaves • Provided food, schools, legal help, etc.

Freedmen’s Bureau School

Freedmen’s Bureau School

Students standing outside a freedmen’s school known as James’ Plantation School (North Carolina)

Students standing outside a freedmen’s school known as James’ Plantation School (North Carolina)

Freedmen’s Bureau Seen Through Southern Eyes Plenty to eat and nothing to do.

Freedmen’s Bureau Seen Through Southern Eyes Plenty to eat and nothing to do.

Imagine you are a White Southerner. . . • Wouldn’t you be angry that

Imagine you are a White Southerner. . . • Wouldn’t you be angry that the Freedmen are getting all this help and you didn’t? • How might you react? • You might become defiant! • You might feel that you have

As a Result, the Freedmen’s Bureau • Could not overcome Southern hostilities • Lacked

As a Result, the Freedmen’s Bureau • Could not overcome Southern hostilities • Lacked political support from both Northern and Southern government officials • Ended in 1872

Freedmen are on their own now!

Freedmen are on their own now!