Abraham Lincoln Notes
Lincoln wrote to the antislavery editor Horace Greeley in August 1862,
even as he was about to announce the Emancipation Proclamation:
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it;
and if I co
PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON
Remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
Lincoln chose him as his VP to help with the Souths Reconstruction.
Supported Lincolns Plan?
Engaged in a power struggle with Congress over who would lead the
country through Recon
Similar to Slave Codes.
Restricted the freedom of movement.
Limited their rights as free people.
As southern states were restored to the Union under President Johnsons
plan, they began to enact Black Codes, laws that restricted freedmens right
Ku Klux Klan refers to a secret society or an inner circle
Organized in 1867, in Polaski, Tennessee by Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Represented the ghosts of dead Confederate soldiers
Disrupted Reconstruction as much as they could.
Majority of transportation
Lincoln, a military novice.
Asks Robert E. Lee to command Union troops and declines
Believe war is about slavery and preserving the Union.
American Progress by John Gast, 1872
The Republic of Texas
The Story of Texas
Election of 1844
1837 Texas applies for statehood. Congress denies request. Too
many slave states.
Whigs lead this parade Lets just develop the land
Sharecroppers were Freedmen and poor Whites who stayed in the South and
continued to farm.
Freedmen signed a work contract with their former masters .
Picked cotton or whatever crop the landowner had.
Freedmen did not receive 40 acres and
As a result of the Second Great Awakening (a series of revivals in the
1790s-early 1800s), the dominant form of Christianity in America
became evangelical Protestantism
Membership in the major Protestant churchesCongregational,
Sectionalism both reflected and contributed to changes in the American political
The Jacksonian Era redefined and expanded American democracy and changed
political parties and practices.
Congress and the early administrat
1. The Aftermath
3. President Andrew Johnson
4. Power Struggle: Johnson vs. Congress
Presidents plan: gentle-1865 to 1867
Radical Republicans-opposed Johnson
Congresss plan: harsh-1867 to 1876