Welcome Back to History! I missed all of you over the break, and I can’t wait to finish up U.S. History with you this semester.

Class today was a little bit of everything–handing back finals from last semester, syllabus, new document booklet and passes (if you missed this, make sure you get them from me), a quick (very quick) speed read review of all we learned last semester, bio of Andrew Johnson, a introduction to how self-government will work in class, and a brief introduction to the problems faced during Reconstruction–Was the South conquered territory? Or had it never left? And what should be done with 4 million freed slaves? Your first class collaborative project will answer those questions next class period.