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SHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Powertime Vocab 4

13th Amendment officially ended slavery in the U.S.
14th Amendment gave citizenship to blacks
15th Amendment gave black males, 21 and up, the right to vote
Freedmen’s Bureau provided freed blacks food, clothing, built schools for blacks
Black codes laws in the South to control freed blacks, limited rights, very similar to former slave codes
Tenant farming paid for seeds and paid rent, mostly former slaves.
Henry McNeal Turner first black GA state senator during Reconstruction
Bourbon Triumvirate 3 governors= Alfred Colquitt, Joseph Brown, John Gordon, wanted GA to be more industrialized than agricultural. Cotton textiles grew. Atlanta grew during their leadership.
Henry Grady “Spokesman of the New South”, journalist/editor of The Atlanta Constitution promoted GA industry and crop diversification, northern investors. Grady Memorial Hospital named after him.
International Cotton Exposition 1881, a fair that brought money to Atlanta cotton textile business, brought investment money in and new jobs. New textile equipment.
Rebecca Latimer Felton 1st female U.S. Senator, supporter of women’s suffrage (right to vote), prohibition, and ending the convict lease system.
1906 Atlanta Race Riot dozens of blacks killed due to untrue stories of black men attacking white women. Put Atlanta “on the map” for racial violence.
County Unit System the way state primary elections were counted with urban, more populated, counties getting more unit votes than rural, less populated, counties. Ruled unfair because it didn’t truly represent the popular vote for state elections.
Civil Rights the rights of a person regardless of race, color, or gender by the Bill of Rights, Constitutional amendments and acts of Congress.
poll tax tax paid to be able to vote, used to keep blacks from voting in the early 1900s even though they had been given the right to vote.
Created by: hbogue