America History of Our Nation - Chapter 16 Vocabulary
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Wanted to make it easy for the southern states to rejoin the Union. His goal was to bind up the wounds of war as quickly as possible.
a group pardon by government
men and women who were legally freed from slavery after the civil war
John Wikes Booth
a Confederate sympathizer who slipped up behind Lincoln while he and his wife were attending a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Booth fired a single pistol shot into the President's head.
the first president that was going to be impeached; proposed a relatively lenient plan of Reconstruction
new laws used by southern states that severely limited the right and controlled African Americans after the civil war
african american senator who was elected to finish Jefferson Davis term in office.
African American senator that served in the House of Representatives
southern whites who had opposed secession
uncomplimentary nickname given by southerners to northern whites who went south to start businesses or to pursue political carreers
the process of bringing formal charges against a public official
a personal tax to be paid before voting
an examination given to a person to see if he can read and write; used in the past to restrict voting rights
a law that excused a voter from a literacy test if his father or grandfather had been eligible to vote on January 1, 1867
African american who was arrested for sitting in a couch marked for "whites only"
a person who rents a plot of land and farms it in exchange for a share of the crop
enforced separation of races