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Unit 1 Calum H

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Amendments: 13th banned slavery
Amendments14th made African Americans citizens
Amendments15th gave African-Americans the right to vote
Segregation to separate the races to keep them apart - in such situations housing schools, restrooms, drinking fountains, etc. to separate the races to keep them apart - in such situations housing schools, restrooms, drinking fountains, etc.
Carpetbagger a nickname for a Northern who went South during reconstruction in the hope of getting rich
Sharecropper a farmer that worked on land owned by another person - many freed slaves in the South after the Civil War became sharecroppers
Manifest Destiny Idea held by Americans during the 1800’s that the United States should stretch across the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans
Transcontinental Railroad a railroad that stretches across a continent - the first U.S. transcontinental railroad was built in 1863 by the Union Pacific & Central Pacific railroads
Homestead Act a law passed in 1862 to encourage people to settle in the West by giving a farmer 160 acres of free land
Geopolitics: how the geography of a country affects what happens to the country
Created by: calumh