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Chapter 15 Vocab

TermDefinition
Thirteenth Amendment freedom for the slaves was not official until the states ratified the
Freedmen former slaves, could not read or write, and there were no jobs
Freedmen’s Bureau provided food, clothing, and medical supplies to needy blacks.
Reconstruction. The reunification of a country
Radical Republicans who wanted to make the South pay dearly for the war, believed the president’s plan was too easy.
Pocket veto an indirect veto by a president who holds the bill unsigned until after Congress adjourns.
Black Codes These were a series of laws intended to restrict the freedom of blacks
Impeach to bring charges of wrongdoing against an elected official while that person is still in office
Carpet-baggers northern whites who had moved south after the war
Scalawags were white southerners who had not participated in the Confederacy.
Sharecropping The landowner provided land, a house, fuel, seed, fertilizer, tools, and animals. The sharecropper usually got one-third to one-half of the crop depending upon the agree men
Klu Klux Klan men decided that it would be fun to cover themselves in sheets and pillowcases and ride through the streets.
White Supremacy is the belief that the white race is superior to all other races
Redeemers a group that succeeded in getting control of the government in 1876, but only after a violent election period.
Created by: KeyLime1600