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SS8 Unit 1 Reconst

Reconstruction Vocab

Political Relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.
Economic Relating to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services associated with money.
Social Relating to society as a collective group of people or its organization
Reconstruction Period of U.S history after the Civil War that focused on rebuilding the nation
Freedmen's Bureau A government agency set up in 1865 to assist freed slaves in obtaining relief, land, jobs, fair treatment, and education
Black Codes Laws in southern states designed to continue white supremacy by restricting the rights of African Americans.
Equity the quality of being fair and impartial.
13th Amendment An 1865 amendment to the US Constitution that abolishes slavery and forced labor.
14th Amendment An 1868 amendment to the US Constitution that granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African Americans
15th Amendment An 1870 amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed that the right to vote could not be denied based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Sharecropping A system in which landowners provide the land and seed in exchange for a portion of their crops they grow. Most ended up in lifelong cycle of poverty.
Poll tax A fee collected in order to cast a vote.
Justice Fair behavior or treatment.
Labor Referring to work, especially hard physical work.
Ku Klux Klan A terrorist group of white southerners who discriminated against African Americans by using violence.
Created by: K.Merritt



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