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Reconstruction vocab

assassination murder of a political of or a government leader
reconstuction rebuilding and healing a country after war
Andrew Johnson Became president after Lincoln was killed
13 Amendment abolished slavery
Black codes Laws made by the South before the Civil War to keep African Americans from having rights.
Reconstruction Act Of 1867 gave African Americans men the right to vote .No former leader Confederate could hold office or vote. Made by US Congress.
Freedoms Bureau Formed to help freed slaves. It build hospitals and schools.
Carpetbagger People who came from the North to start businesses in the south.
scalawags Southerners who supported reconstruction.
14 Amendment Gave African Americans citizenship and the Right to equal protection under the law.
15 Amendment gave all male citizens the right to vote included African Americans.
impeached charges of wrongdoing by elected officials by Congress
segregation seperation
Jim Crow Laws laws passed after Reconstruction that enforced segregation
sharecropping renting land from landowners and paying rent with a portion of the crop
grandfather clause exceptions put in laws to help make changes easier
involuntary servitude having to serve not by one's own choice slavery
deprive to remove or take away
special privileges immunities being allowed to do something others are not
area of controll jurisdiction where one has influence
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