Unit 6: Reconstruction, Part Two – 1870’s

1970 Poster illustrating the rights of the 15th Amendment

Unit 6 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

Unit Description

The year 1877 closed the era of Reconstruction and opened up another epoch in the nation’s history. From that year we may say that a new nation was created and new policies adopted. With the North and the South once more welded together and the old questions about slavery and states’ rights shelved, the people turned with astonishing energy to settle other problems. The keynote of this movement was expansion. Expansion in commerce and expansion in territory. This movement and the accompanying issues and challenges were dealt with during the administration of Presidents Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur and Cleveland.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • Honesty is a character quality to be desired.
    • The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. — Proverbs 20:23
  • The Bible provides the ethics upon which to judge people and nations.
  • God is sovereign over the affairs of men.
    • From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. — Acts 17:26

Unit 6 Resources: High School

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The Arts


Richard Saltonstall Greenough

Some Composers:

Richard Wagner