Chapter 13 - Reconstruction and the New South
The Old South Destroyed
q What happened to the South's economy because of the war? It was shattered.
q After the war, what was the situation for nearly 4 million emancipated slaves? They found themselves homeless and penniless.
q What did most freedmen desire? They hoped to choose their own livelihood, establish churches and schools, and own land.
q According to rumors, the federal government was going to do what? "40 acres and a mule"
President Lincoln and Reconstruction
q Define Reconstruction: Period following the Civil War during which the U.S. government worked to rebuild the former Confederate states and reunite the nation.
q What was the Proclamation of Amnesty? What was its purpose? The proclamation offered a full pardon to Confederate soldiers except high ranking officials and also permitted a state to rejoin the union once 10 percent of its residents swore allegiance to the union. It's purpose was to have southerners abandon the Confederacy.
q Define amnesty: An official pardon issued by the government.
q What was the Wade Davis Bill? It called for the Confederate states to abolish slavery and to delay Reconstruction until a majority of each state's white males took a loyalty oath.
q When was President Lincoln shot? On April 14, 1865
q Where did the event occur? Ford's Theatre in Washington
q Who shot him? John Wilkes Booth q How did the assassination affect relations
between the North and South? It increased the distrust...