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The Furnance of Civil War - The Furnace of Civil War...

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The Furnace of Civil War 1861-1865 XIII. Lincoln Assassinated A. April 14, 1865, Good Friday, and 5 days after Lee surrendered. Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. watching the play Our American Cousin. B. John Wilkes Booth, 26, killed him as part of a plot. C. The details… Lewis Powell, David Herold, John H. Surratt, Jr., Samuel Arnold, Michael O Laughlen E. After a 12-day manhunt, Booth was shot in a burning barn and died on the porch, 8 defendants were on trial for the assignation, but only 4 were convicted and hanged. The Ordeal of Reconstruction 1865-1877 I. 4 questions 1. How would the south be rebuilt physically and socially? 2. How would liberated blacks fare as freed men and women? 3. How would the southern states rejoin the Union? 4. Who would direct the process of Reconstruction? II. The New Black Man A. The Freedmen’s Bureau March 3, 1865… Oliver O’ Howard -Provided, food, clothing, medical care, and free education to newly free men and white refuges -President Andrew Johnson repeatedly tried to repeal the Bureau III. President Andrew Johnson -Only resident other than Bill Clinton who got impeached -Born 1808 -Born in South Carolina to poor parents -Never attended formal schooling
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-Hated whole slave system -Became quite wealthy and owned his own slaves -1864: added to the ticket of the newly formed party -Was a tailor and will help sow up the Union with Lincoln -He helped bring about the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 -We bought Alaska for 7.2 million dollars A. Bio
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