After the Civil War, the U.S. had a long road ahead for rebuilding the country. In addition to fixing the country's infrastructure, the U.S. needed to mend the social and political inequities many African Americans faced. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution were created with the purpose of correcting these inequities, however, resistance in both the state and federal levels caused the "Great Experiment in Biracial Democracy" to fail. Despite efforts by Republicans to expand democracy, and grant more rights to "Freedmen", African Americans would not see full equal rights until almost a century later, with the Civil Rights Movement.
- 4.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the contributions different groups made to impact the economic, political, and social developments during Reconstruction of the United States and South Carolina in the period of 1860 1880.
- 4.5.CO Compare the roles of various groups on Reconstruction.
- 4.5.CE Analyze the impact of federal legislation on the South during Reconstruction.
- 4.5.P Summarize Reconstruction as a turning point in American history.
- 4.5.CX Contextualize the economic, labor, political, and social conditions in South Carolina during the period of Reconstruction.
- 4.5.CC Identify and evaluate the impact of economic, political, and social events on the African American experience throughout Reconstruction.
- 4.5.E Analyze multiple perspectives of the economic, political, and social effects of Reconstruction on different populations in the South and in other regions of the U.S.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 18161865.
- 8.3.CO Compare the debates between South Carolina and the federal government regarding slavery, federalism, and the Constitution.
- 8.3.P Analyze the Civil War Amendments (i.e., 13th, 14th, and 15th) as a turning point in the economic, political, and social structures of South Carolina.
- 8.3.CX Evaluate the economic significance of agriculture on South Carolina, the U.S., and the world.
- 8.3.CC Analyze debates and efforts to recognize the natural rights of marginalized groups during the period of expansion and sectionalism.
- 8.4 Demonstrate an understanding of South Carolinas role in and response to the dynamic economic, political, and social developments in the United States and around the world during the period 18621929.
- USHC.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between economic and continental expansion and the evolving disagreements over natural rights and federalism from 18031877.