The Furnace of Civil War1861-1865XIII. Lincoln AssassinatedA.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 LaughlenE.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 Reconstruction1865-1877I.4 questions
How would the south be rebuilt physically and socially?
How would liberated blacks fare as freed men and women?
How would the southern states rejoin the Union?
4.Who would direct the process of Reconstruction?
II.The New Black ManA.The Freedmen’s BureauMarch 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 BureauIII. 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