RECONSTRUCTION Terms and People

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BLACK CODES

Laws that restricted freedmen's rights

CARPETBAGGERS

Negative nickname for a northerner who moved to the South after the Civil War to take advantage of the unsettled conditions there

DE FACTO SEGREGATION

Segregation caused by social conditions such as poverty

DE JURE SEGREGATION

Segregation created by law

FREEDMEN'S BUREAU

Organization that helped newly freed slaves find housing, jobs and schooling

IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON

Radical Republicans accused Andrew Johnson of violating the Tenure of Office Act

LYNCH

Murder of a person by a mob (lynch mob)

SCALAWAGS

Negative nickname meaning a white Southern Republican who sided with Northern interest

SEGREGATION

Forced separation oftentimes by race

SHARECROPPING

a system of farming in which a farmer works a portion of a plantation owner's land and receives a share of the crop at harvest time as payment

TENURE OF OFFICE ACT

Passed after Lincoln's assassination that required Andrew Johnson to seek approval from the Senate before removing a member of his Cabinet.

PEOPLE

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

16th president whose death gave rise to the power of the Radical Republicans

ANDREW JOHNSON

17th president who was impeached (voted out of) by the Radical Republicans

JOHN WILKES BOOTH

Assassinated President Lincoln

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

His election led to the end of reconstruction in the South

SAMUEL TILDEN

Won the popular vote but lost the election of 1878

THADDEUS STEPHENS

Leader of the Radical Republicans

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