Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Reconstruction after the Civil War

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Washington DC Academic Standards

DC.8. U.S. History and Geography I: Growth and Conflict
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1830–1877)
8.12. Students analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.
8.12.1. Explain the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution and their connection to Reconstruction. (P)
8.12.2. List and describe the original aims of Reconstruction (e.g., to reunify the nation) and its effects on the political and social structures of different regions. (G, P, S)
8.12.3. Explain the effects of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the restrictions placed on the rights and opportunities of freedmen, including racial segregation and Jim Crow laws. (P, S)
8.12.5. Explain the movement of both white Northern entrepreneurs (carpetbaggers) and black Yankees from the North to the South and their reasons for doing so. (S, G, E)
8.12.6. Explain the push-pull factors in the movement of former slaves to the cities in the North and to the West and their differing experiences in those regions (e.g., the experiences of Buffalo Soldiers and the Exodusters). (G)
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