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assassanation murder of apolitical or government leader
reconstruction rebuilding and healing a country after war
Andrew Johnson became president after Abraham 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 1887 gave African American men the right to vote no former confederate leaders could hold office or vote made by US Congress
Freedman'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 law
15th amendment gave ALL male citizens the right to vote (included African Americans)
impeachment charges of wrongdoing by an elected officials by congress
segregation separartion
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 ones own choice, slavery
deprive remove or take away
special privlieges immunities, 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 taken 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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