Reconstruction Word Scramble
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Amnesty the granting or pardon to a large number of persons.
Reconstruction Period from 1865-1877 when the national government attempted to rebuild the south after the destruction of the Civil War.
10 % Plan President Lincoln's plan that once 10 % of the voters in a former confederate state took a U.S loyalty oath, they could form a new state government and be readmitted to the union.
Wade-Davis Bill States had to ban slavery and a majority of voters had to take a loyalty oath, but that only southerners that didn't support the confederacy could vote or hold office.
13th Amendment basically banned/outlawed slavery.
Freedman's Brueau agency formed to provide help to the newly freed slaves. Originally concerned itself with distributing food and clothing, but eventually set up courts to protect the rights of the freedmen.
John Wilkes Booth was a famous American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as Abraham Lincoln's vice president at the time of Lincoln's assassination.