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Congressional
Reconstruction
Study
Guide



 Fact:
President
Johnson
had
to
deal
with
a
divided
Congress.

 
 1)
What
Party
had
control
of
Congress
during
Reconstruction?
 
 
 
 2)
The
controlling
Party
was
divided
into
two
groups.

What
were
these
two
groups?
 
 
 
 3)
What
did
each
of
these
two
groups
believe
was
the
goal
of
Reconstruction?
 
 
 
 
 
 4)
Who
was
the
leader
of
the
Radical
Republicans?
 
 
 
 
 5)
What
was
the
“radical”
plan
that
would
help
insure
that
the
goals
of
the
Radical
 Republicans
would
be
met?
How
was
this
plan
to
be
carried
out?
Who
were
the
two
 men
 advocating
 this
 plan?
 What
 were
 the
 two
 very
 specific
 goals
 this
 plan
 would
 achieve
if
carried
out?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 6)
Why
did
this
plan
fail
to
achieve
popular
support
from
other
Republicans?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 7)
What
was
the
proposed
alternative
approach
advocated
by
other
Republicans?



8)
What
is
a
“carpet
bagger?”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 9)
What
is
a
“scalawag?”
 
 
 
 
 
 10)
What
is
a
“freedman?”
 
 
 
 
 
 11)
What
ultimately
unites
the
Moderate
and
Radical
Republicans?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12)
Describe
the
purpose
of
the
Freedman’s
Bureau.

What
political
fate
befell
this
 government
agency?
What
was
the
result
of
this
political
action?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 13)
What
was
the
Civil
Rights
Act
of
1866?
What
were
its
specific
political
goals?
 Who
did
it
protect?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 14)
What
role
did
the
Civil
Rights
Act
of
1866
play
in
the
struggle
between
President
 Johnson
and
Congress?

 



15)
What
are
the
provisions
of
the
14th
Amendment?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 16)
Why
did
the
Radical
Republicans
come
to
power
in
Congress?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 17)
What
were
the
provisions
of
the
Reconstruction
Acts
of
1867?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 18)
Describe,
using
chronological
order,
the
events
that
led
to
President
Johnson’s
 impeachment
and
the
actual
results
of
the
impeachment
proceedings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 19)
Who
were
the
key
figures
of
the
impeachment
proceedings?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 20)
Describe
the
impact
of
the
African‐American
vote
in
the
Presidential
Election
of
 1868.
 
 



21)
What
are
the
provisions
of
the
15th
Amendment?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 22)
What
was
the
political
reason
that
motivated
the
Republican
Party
to
pass
this
 Amendment
to
the
Constitution?


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