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Reconstruction vocab

TermDefinition
Assassination murder of a political or government leader
Reconstruction rebuilding and healing a nation after a 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 concress
Freedmen's Bureau Formed to help freed slaves. It built hospitlas and school
carpetbagger people who came from the north to start a business in the south
14th Amendment gave African American citizenship and the right to equal protection under the law
15th Amendment gave ALL (including African Americans) men the right to vote
impeached charges of wrongdoing by an elected officials by congress
segregation separation
Jim Crow Laws laws passed after reconstruction that enforced segragation
sharecropping renting land from landowner and paying rent with a portion of the crop
grandfather clause exceptions put in laws to make changes easier
involuntary servitude having to serve not by one's own choice, slavery
deprive to remove or take away
special privileges being allowed to do something others are not
area of control jurisdiction, where one has influence
abridge to take away, shorten
insurrection rebellion against your own country
due process all the steps to preserve the rights of citizens
naturalization to give the rights of being a citizen to someone
obligation a promise, contract, or sense of duty
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