Discuss the Reconstruction Era (1863-1877). In what ways was Reconstruction a failure and in what ways was it successful at achieving its goals by 1887? Why is it important to understand this era in American history?
Thesis statement should be underlined. Support your opinion with multiple persuasive evidence/examples from class reading assignments. Argue your point with conviction; like a lawyer in a courtroom!
1. Civil War Lectures (files attached)
2. Reconstruction Lecture (files attached)
3. History textbook: https://openstax.org/books/us-history/pages/1-introduction (chapters 15 and 16 only)