December 29

300 Sioux Indians are killed by U.S. troops at Wounded Knee, South Dakota

December 29, 1890

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Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and first to be impeached, born

December 29, 1808

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  • Lesson 2: The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Politics of Reconstruction
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    Lesson 2: The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Politics of Reconstruction

    In reviewing events, documentary evidence, and biographical information, students come to understand the complex nature of political decision-making in the United States. In this lesson, they consider the momentous questions facing the country during the Reconstruction debate by weighing the many factors that went into the solutions offered. Students also think critically as they consider whether and how other solutions might have played out.

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