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Reconstruction vocab

TermDefinition
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Andrew Johnson 17th president, he opposed radical republicans who passed reconstruction acts over his veto
Freedoms Bareaue An agency providing relief for freed people and certain poor people in the south
Reconstruction the process of readmitting the former confederate states union,lasted 1865 to 1877--Southern states were organized and put in the union
Black codes laws passed in the south after civil war aimed at controlling freedmen and enabling plantation owners to exploit black workers
Radical republicans Favoring drastic political economic or social reforms
Republicans A government party that morally protested slavery, it became the second major political party
Impeach To formally charge a public official with misconduct in the office
Thaddus stevens Man behind the 14th amendment,Stevens and Johnson hated each other; (radical republican)
14th Amendment Establishes equality which "equal protection of the laws"
15th Amendment Gave African Americans the right to vote
Wade Davis Bill required 50% of voters to take an oath and permitted only non-confederates the right to vote.
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Carpetbaggers Northerners who migrated to the South in order to establish themselves and bring damage to weak Southern economy.
Scalawags Democrats who joined the Republican Party in order to manipulate new black voters into gaining political seats in the South.
Sharecropping In exchange for tools and land to work, workers gave up portion of crop yields. Indirectly lead to form of economic slavery.
Tenant Farming Workers bought land and worked it, being able to keep what they farmed.
Hiram Revels Mississippi's first black senator.army. In 1870 Revels became the first African American in the U.S. Senate. He took over the seat previously held by Confederate president Jefferson Davis.
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) This secret society opposed civil rights, particularly suffrage, for African Americans.
Samuel J. Tilde Samuel was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876.
panic of 1873 The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 until 1879, and even longer in some countries
Compromise of 1877 The Compromise of 1877 was an informal, unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election.
Redemption In the 1870s, southern Democrats began to muster more political power as former Confederates began to vote again. It was a movement that gathered energy up until the Compromise of 1877
Home rule Home rule is government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens. It is thus the power of a constituent part of a state to exercise such of the state's powers of government decisions.
Rutherford B. Hayes 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American congressman and governor of Ohio
Created by: Kaylee_Lawson