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Reconstruction

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What was the federal agency created to help the transition from slavery to emancipation Freedman's Bureau
What were the harsh laws that still-powerful whites used to subjugate freed slaves Black Codes
The period of rebuilding the US after the Civil War was known as___________. Reconstruction
The ____________ gave African American males the right to vote 15th Amendment
The ____________ prohibited slavery in the United States. 13th Amendment
The ____________ addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. 14th Amendment
Who was the US president known for being very lenient toward the South and vetoing all the initiatives of all the Radical Republicans? Andrew Johnson
What was the name given to Northerners who moved to the South during Reconstruction? Carpetbaggers
What was the unflattering name given to Southerners who joined the Republican Party and wanted to see change brought to the South? Scalawags
Which political party represented the interests of Southerners who didn't want to see change brought to the South? Democratic Party
What group formed in Tennessee and used terror and intimidation toward African American, especially to keep them from voting or owning land? Ku Klux Klan
What laws were passed by Congress and made it illegal to interfere with voting Enforcement Acts
What were two new economic systems that developed in the South after the Civil War? Sharecropping and Tenant Farming
Who became the US president as a result of the Compromise of 1877? Rutherford B. Hayes
After Reconstruction, what tactics were used to keep African Americans from voting? Poll Tax and Literacy Test
What were the laws passed in the South that were designed to keep African Americans and the white population segregated? Jim Crow Laws
Created by: eliz5880