Booker T. and W.E.B Part 2:
Learn about Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois and their rivalry of ideas in part 2 of this interactive tutorial. Both men were African American leaders during the "Nadir" of race relations, but their visions were very different.
After the War: Reconstruction Begins, Part 2:
Learn what happened after the guns of the Civil War fell silent, the beginning of the Reconstruction era, in this 2-part interactive tutorial. You'll learn about Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Radical Republicans, and the impeachment of a president!
After the War: Reconstruction Begins, Part 1 can be found .
The related tutorial, Deconstructing Reconstruction can be found here.
Booker T. and W.E.B. Part 1:
Learn about Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois and their rivalry of ideas in part 1 of this interactive tutorial. Both men were African American leaders during the "Nadir" of race relations, but their visions were very different.
Click to open part 2.
The Power of Words: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address:
Examine a famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln, his 2nd Inaugural Address. This speech, given a month before his assassination, is considered by many to be one of his most eloquent and moving speeches. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to determine Lincoln's purpose for his 2nd Inaugural Address, analyze his word choice, and identify his use of parallel structure. Finally, you should be able to put all of these things together to analyze how Lincoln's word choice and use of parallel structure contributed to the purpose for his speech.
Learn about the successes and failures of Reconstruction, one of the most controversial periods of American history, in this interactive tutorial. After the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and "Redeemer" resistance, this remarkably progressive period ended with the Election of 1876.
Check out our other tutorials about the Reconstruction era:
The Civil War's Legacy:
Learn how and why the Civil War came to an end, and what its consequences were for Americans in the North and South, as well as future generations. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn about the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution and how they form an important legacy of the war.