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Reconstruction vocab

Term Definition
assassination murder of a 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 1876 Gave African Americans the right to vote. No former Confederate leaders could hold office or vote. Made by US Congress
Freedmen's Bureau formed to help freed slaves. It build hospitals and schools.
Carpetbaggers people who came from the North to start businesses in the South
scalawags Southerners who supported Reconstruction
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 [included African Americans]
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 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 the steps taken to preserve the right of citizens
naturalization to give the rights of being a citizen to someone not born into the US
obligation a promise, contract, or sense of duty

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