Post Civil War Review & Presidents

Week 16: Post Civil War Review

(& Presidents from Johnson to McKinley)


View K – 8:  America: The Story of Us (Disc 2: Chapters Heartland & Cities (Just to end of Statue of Liberty)


  • No discussion questions.

Activities:  Review Presidents from Johnson to McKinley

K – 2: None.

 3 – 8:   Print out the following poster:

Then, make a posterboard  chart with 4 rows and 11 columns .

In Row 1:  At the top of the first column write the word “President”.  In row 1,  in columns 2 – 11 write the following names of our presidents from the historical period we just studied:

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Andrew Johnson
  3. Ulysses S. Grant
  4.  Rutherford B. Hayes
  5. James Garfield
  6. Chester A. Arthur
  7.  Grover Cleveland
  8. Benjamin Harrison
  9.  Grover Cleveland
  10. William McKinley

Then do the following

In Row 2: Write the years that each president served. (you can find this info by clicking on the names of the presidents listed above.)

Row 3:  Cut out pictures of the presidents from the poster you printed and put the correct picture under each correct name.  (Note: you will not be using all the pictures.)

Row 4: Put the following events in the appropriate columns under the appropriate president’s years served:

  • Lincoln Assassinated: 1865
  • 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery 1865
  • Johnson Impeached: 1868
  • 14th Amendment Defined U.S. citizens 1868
  • Transcontinental Railroad completed: 1869
  • 15th Amendment Gave all men right to vote regardless of race: 1870
  • Great Chicago Fire: 1871
  • Grasshopper Plagues: 1873 – 1874
  • Bell invented telephone: 1876
  • Edison invented lightbulb: 1879
  • Garfield assassinated: 1881
  • Statue of Liberty unveiled: 1886
  • McKinley assassinated: 1901

Copyright June 1st, 2016 by Gwen Fredette


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