Chapter 15 CAD.pdf - Reconstructing America Chapter 15 1865-1877 The Year of Jubilee 1865 African American Families \u25cf Freed people tried to

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1865-1877Reconstructing AmericaChapter 15
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The Year of Jubilee, 1865
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African American FamiliesFreed people tried to reestablish families torn apart by slaveryMany took to the roadWork was a choice between: wage labor, renting land, sharecroppingMany moved to cities, created a labor glutFreedmen’s Bureau adjudicated labor disputes, distributed food, built schools, hospitals
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Black Population of the United States, 1880
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Southern Whites and the Problem of DefeatAssassination of Lincoln shocked the country in April 1865Some southerners realized this hurt their interest, others celebratedSeveral thousand southerners relocated to BrazilMost wanted easy readmission and to maintain authority over freed peopleSouthern men struggled to explain defeat, failure of paternalismWhite women gave up wartime roles, advocated traditional gender relationships
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Shaping Reconstruction, 1865-1868
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Andrew Johnson’s ReconstructionJohnson allowed ‘self-reconstruction’Repudiate secession and state debtsRatify the Thirteenth Amendmentoutlawing slavery
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