*I’ve attached the notes for most topics we’ve studied. Hopefully, this will help you find the notes that need to be studied in the  students’ notebook or folder. For some topics, I can’t attach the notes because of copyright issues when they were purchased.


5.20 Analyze the goals and accomplishments of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Freedmen’s Bureau, and Fisk University to help former slaves begin a new life.

5.21 Compare and contrast the different Reconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress.

5.22 Integrate information from several texts about the intent and failure of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.

5.23 Analyze why the Radical Republicans turned to military Reconstruction and the backlash resulting in the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, black codes, and vigilante justice.

  • Tennessee Through Time: pages 83, 85, 86, 92, 94
  • See “Reconstruction Plans Presentation” above
  • See “Reconstruction Plans” notes

5.24 Explain the impact of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1870, including poll taxes, segregation, and funds for public education.

5.25 Explain the compromise that ended Reconstruction with the election of Rutherford B. Hayes.

  • Tennessee Through Time: page 98
  • See “Former Slaves Begin a New Life” notes

5.26 Describe the impact of yellow fever during the 1870s; why it was particularly deadly in West Tennessee and the election of African Americans to the General Assembly.

  • Verner’s Class – Notes should be in history folder.