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After the Civil War
(1865-1870)

Reconstruction

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


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

Vocabulary
     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


Reconstruction
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.

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