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# Social Studies 6

#Social Studies 6 Module 2 A Changing Nation Lesson 1 Reconstruction

Reconstruction The process of readmitting the former Confederate states to the Union following the Civil War
Ten Percent Plan Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan which required that 10 percent of voters in a state pledge loyalty to the Union before that state could rejoin the Union
Thirteenth Amendment The amendment that made slavery illegal throught the United States
Freedmen's Bureau An organization established by Congress to provide relief for freed people and certain poor people in the South
Andrew Johnson Vice President who became president upon Lincoln's death
The Wade-Davis Bill Required that a state must ban slavery before the state could be admitted to the Union
Amnesty Official pardon
Black Codes Southern laws that greatly limited freedom of African Americans
Radical Republicans Republicans who wanted more federal control in Reconstruction
Civil Rights Act of 1866 Act giving African Americans the same legal rights as whites
Fourteenth Amendment Amendment guaranteeing citizens equal protection of laws and all people born in the U.S., except Indians as citizens
Reconstruction Acts Laws passed to protect African Americans rights
Impeachment Process of bringing charges of wrong doing against a public official
Fifteenth Amendment Amendment giving African American men the right to vote
Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce First African American Senators elected to the Federal Senate
Ku Klux Klan Secret society that uses violence to oppress African Americans
Enforcement Acts Laws providing equal protection for all under the law
Compromise of 1877 Agreement in which Democrats accepted Hayes's election to the presidency in exchange for removing federal troops from the South
Poll Tax A special tax people had to pay so they could vote
Segregation Forced separation of whites and African Americans in public places
Jim Crow Laws Laws that enforce segregation
Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court ruling that upheld segregation if "separate-but-equal" facilities were provided
Sharecropping System in which farm labors kept, or shared, some of the crop
Booker T. Washington Started Tuskegee Institute and believed education was a key to help people
What important action taken by the federal government in 1877? All federal troops were pulled out of the Southern States
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