Chapter Seventeen, Reconstruction
In this lecture you will learn about the effort of the U.S Government, the Congress, and two Presidents to put the defeated South back together again after the Civil War, to essentially rebuild it in the image of the North. You will learn the two basic strategies used to attempt this, what the former slaves and white southerners thought of both of them, and what the ultimate outcome was. You'll discover why the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were added to the Constitution, what plans the former rebels had for their own version of Reconstruction, and how the Congress dealt with the thorny problem of readmitting the southerners back into the House and the Senate. Down in the sunny Southland itself, you will learn what adjustments the southerners made to accommodate the fact of their former slaves' liberation and still get the work done to allow the South to survive economically. Finally, you will learn about Jim Crow, everybody's infamous neighbor in the South, and how and why the Northern experiment in Southern Reconstruction ended the way it did. This file is 1 hr. 6 min. in length and 61 MB in size. You may download it twice. Give it plenty of time to do so.