5th grade Unit 2 Social Studies - Reconstruction

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Reconstruction

he time during which the South was rebuilt after the Civil War

civics

the study of citizenship

citizen

an inhabitant of a city or town who is entitled to rights and privileges

civil rights

the rights guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution

constitution

a plan of government

Bill of Rights

a document containing a formal statement of rights and privileges

due process

a course of formal proceedings carried out regularly and in accordance with established rules and principles

responsibility

a duty; something a person is expected to do

amendment

a change

democracy

a government in which the people rule

spatial patterns

the pattern of events or the way they take place

economy

the way people of a state, region or country use resources to meet their needs

competition

the contest among companies to get the most customers or sell the most goods

entrepreneur

a person who sets up and runs a business

freedmen

the men, women, and children who had once been slaves

slavery

the practice of holding people against their will and making them carry out orders

sharecropping

a system of working the land in which the worker was paid with a "share" of the crop

Jim Crow laws

segregation laws (state and local)

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