AMSCO Guided Reading Chapter 15 Reconstruction 1863-1877 Directions : 1. Pre-Read: Read the prompts/questions within this guide before you read the chapter. 2. Skim: Flip through the chapter and note titles and subtitles. Look at images and read captions. Get a feel for the content you are about to read. 3. Read/Analyze: Read the chapter. If you have your own copy of AMSCO, Highlight key events and people as you read. Remember, the goal is not to “fish” for a specific answer(s) to reading guide questions, but to consider questions in order to critically understand what you read ! 4. Write: Write your notes and analysis in the spaces provided. Key Concepts FOR PERIOD 5: Key Concept 5.1: The United States became more connected with the world, pursued an expansionist foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere, and emerged as the destination for many migrants from other countries. Key Concept 5.2: Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war. Key Concept 5.3: The Union victory in the Civil War and the contested reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights. 1. Intro: Reconstruction, 1863-1877, page 291 Key Concepts & Main Ideas Notes The Union victory in the Civil War and the contested Reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession , but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights . Read the Frederick Douglas quote and first two paragraphs of the chapter on page 291. Summarize the 5 main questions facing the nation at the end of the Civil War. The injustices of slavery cannot be undone 1)How would S. Rebuild? 2) What now is the social status of free blacks? 3) Should gov help former slaves adjust to freedom? 4) What to do with the Confed states- conquer them, or (Lincoln) pretend they didn’t try to secede? 5) Who has the power to answer these questions? The president, or Congress?
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