Analyze the Reconstruction Era. What legal and political reforms did the U.S. government try to bring about in the conquered south? Discuss the role of Radical Republicans in the remarking of the south. How did white southerners resist the Federal Government? Describe life for African Americans during Reconstruction? Why was Reconstruction largely a failure?
Describe the effects of the Great Depression on U.S. society. What were some of the economic factors behind the Depression? Describe life in the U.S. during the Depression. What were some of the ways average Americans dealt with the Depression? How did the government respond to the economic crisis and were the measures effective?