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Reconstruction Vocab

Assassination Murder of a political or government leader
Reconstruction Rebuilding and healing a country after war
Andrew Johnson Became president after Lincoln was killed.
13th 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 American men the right to vote. No former Confederate leaders could hold office or vote. Made by US Congress.
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.
!5th Amendment Gave all male citizens the right to vote including African Americans.
Impeachment Charges of wrongdoing by an elected officials by congress.
Segragation 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
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