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Reconstruction Vocab

TermDefinition
Assasination Murder of a political or government.
Reconstruction Rebuilding and Healing a country after war.
Andrew Johnson Became President after Lincoln was killed.
Black Codes Laws kept 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.
13th Amendment Abolished slavery.
Freedmans Bureau Formed to helped freed slaves.
Carpetbagger Northerners who came to the to the south to start businesses.
Scalawags Southerners who supported Reconstruction.
14 Amendment Gave African Americans the citizenship and the right to have equal protection under the law.
15 Amendment Gave all male citizens the right to vote.
Impechment Charges of wrong doing of an elected official.
Segregation Seperation.
Jim Crow Laws Laws past after Reconstruction that enforced segregation.
Sharecropping Renting land from landowners and paying rent with a portion of the crop.
Grandfather Clause Exceptions put into law to make change easier.
Involuntary Servitude Having to serve not by ones choice. Slavery
Deprive To remove or take away.
Special Prevliges Be allowed to do something others are not.
Area Of Control Jurisdiction where one has influence.
Abridge To take away or shorten.
Insurrection Rebellion against your own.
Due Process The steps to preserve the rights of citizens.
Naturalization To give the rights of being US citizen to someone not born in the US.
Obligation A promise, a contract, or a sense of duty.
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