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After the Civil War


After the Civil War<BR>(1865-1870)
After the Civil War

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.87

     challenging words:    trial, impeach, slavery, override, rejoin, vice, equally, military, impeachment, schools, peak, caption, rebuild, between, state, during
     content words:    Senate April, President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Andrew Johnson, Thirteenth Amendment, When Congress, Radical Republicans, Fourteenth Amendment, New Orleans, Reconstruction Act

By Cathy Pearl

1     Caption: President Johnson's impeachment trial in the Senate April 1868
2     The South needed a lot of help rebuilding after the war. President Lincoln had already been thinking about how to help the South. He wanted to make it easy for the people there to be a part of the Union again. He wasn't the only one who had ideas on how to help the South. The plans to rebuild the South were called Reconstruction.
3     Congress thought that Lincoln's plan was too easy on the South. They were not happy with it. Lincoln never got a chance to fight for his plan. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth before the war was officially over.
4     After he died, Andrew Johnson took his place. Republicans in Congress were happy. They thought that he would agree with a strict plan. They were wrong. His plan was as easy on the people in the South as Lincoln's was.
5     Johnson pardoned any Southerner who said he would follow Union laws. Each state had to rewrite its Constitution. The states had to cancel the vote to leave the Union. They also had to get rid of slavery. The states had to approve the Thirteenth Amendment. Then, they could hold new elections.

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