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Reconstruction Vocab

TermDefinition
assassination murder of a political or government leader.
Reconstruction rebuilding and healing a country after war
Andrew Johnson became President after Lincoln was killed.
13 Amendment abolished slavery
Reconstruction Act of 1867 gave African Americans men the right to vote.No former Confederate leaders could hold office or vote. Made by U.S Congress.
black codes Laws made by the south before the Civil War to keep African Americans from having rights.
Freedmen's Bureau Formed to help freed slaves. It built hospitals and schools.
carpetbagger People who came from the North to start businesses in the South.
scalawags Southerners who supported Reconstruction.
14th Amendment Gave African Americans citizenship and the right to equal protection under the law.
15th Amendment gave all Male citizens the right to vote
impeachment charges of wrongdoing by an elected officials by Congress
segregation separation
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 control jurisdiction, where on has influence
abridge to take away, shorten
insurrection rebellion against your own country
due process all the steps taken to to preserve the rights of citizens
naturalization to give the rights of being a citizen to someone not born in the US
obligation a promise,contract or sense of duty.
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