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Reconstruction Vocab

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Assassination   Murder of political or government leader  
Reconstruction   Rebuilding and healing a country after war  
Andrew Johnson   Became president after 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 1867   Gave African American men the right to vote. No former Confederate leaders could hold office or vote. Made by the US Congress  
Freedman's Bureau   Formed to help freed slaves. It build hospitals and schools  
Carpetbagger   People who came from the north to help make businesses in the South  
Scalawags   Southerners who supported Reconstucion  
14th Amendment   Gave African Americans Citizenship and the right to equal protection under the law.  
15th Amendment   Gave ALL male citizens the right to vote (including African Americans)  
Impeachment   Charges of wrong doing by an elected officials by Congress  
Segregation   Seperation  
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 not allowed to do something others are not  
Area of Control   Jurisdiction, where one has influence  
Abridge   To take away, shorten  


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