Scholars discuss the legacies of the Reconstruction era as part of Facing History and Ourselves’ work on the period.
Through a video-based activity, students examine America’s struggle for a stronger democracy during Reconstruction and today.
Investigate aspects of President Andrew Johnson’s plans for Reconstruction that outlined how to bring former Confederate citizens and states back into the Union.
The Reconstruction era was a pivotal moment in American history. Civil rights were set in motion as Americans grappled to rebuild after the division and trauma of the Civil War, raising essential questions about freedom and democracy.
Scholars discuss the effects that the changes brought about by the Civil War had on the identities of American citizens.