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Reconstruction

TermDefinition
assassination murder of political or government leader
Reconstruction rebuilding and healing the country after the Civil War
Andrew Johnson became president after Lincoln's death
13th Amendment abolished slavery
black codes laws made by the south after Civil War to keep A.A. from having rights
Reconstruction Act Of 1867 gave A.A. men right to vote. No former Confederate leader could hold office or vote
Freedmen's Bureau helped freed slaves and pour whites. Built hospitals and schools
carpetbagger Northerners that came to the South to start a buisness
scalawags Southerners who supported Reconstruction
14th Amendment gave all U.S. citizens equal protection under the law
15th Amendment gave ALL citizens the right to vote (even A.A .)
impeachment charges of wrongdoing by an elected officials by Congress
segregation 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
area of control jurisdiction, where one has influence
abridge to take away shorten
insurrection rebellion against your own country
due process all steps taken to preserve the rights of citizens
naturalization to give rights of being a citizen to someone not born in the U.S.
obligation a promise, contract, or sense of duty
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