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Reconstruction and 1876

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How did the United States face the problem of needing to integrate a formerly slave and rebellious population back into the country? Your young historians will learn about the complex system of reconstruction that existed in post-Civil War South, including the system of sharecropping, prevalence of the republican party, and Jim Crow laws.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Graphics and animations help to explain historical content
  • Poses thought-provoking question at end that can be used as a discussion/writing prompt
  • Video begins with an advertisement from a third-party source
  • Speakers moves very quickly though an extensive amount of information