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Recon. - Vocab

Reconstruction

TermDefinition
13th Amendment Abolished slavery (freed the slaves)
14th Amendment Gave African Americans citizenship and equal protection under the law
15th Amendment Allowed African Americans to vote (male citizens of all races)
Black Codes Laws that denied African Americans many civil rights during Reconstruction
Freedman’s Bureau Federal agency that provided schools, hospitals, medical care, etc. to newly freed slaves
Jim Crow Laws Laws passed in the South after Reconstruction enforcing segregation
Reconstruction Period of rebuilding of the US after the Civil War
Segregation Separation of people of different races
Sharecropping System of farming in which farmers rent land and pay the landowner with a share of the crops they raise.
Carpetbaggers White Northerner who went South for political or economic reasons during Reconstruction
Scalawags White Southerner who sympathized with the North during Reconstruction
Abraham Lincoln President who led US during Civil War, wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, signed the law to create the Transcontinental Railroad
Andrew Johnson Became President after Lincoln was shot/against equal rights for African Americans/impeached
Amendment A change or addition to the Constitution that once ratified has the same legal power as the original document.
Created by: pen6592