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History of the Americas
reconstruction study guide
Terms in this set (26)
bureau to help free slaves
pay to vote
Literacy Test for voting
reading test to vote
Grandfather Clause for voting
your grandfather had to vote for you to vote
then a white land owner would let a black man farm part of his land for a part of his crops
codes written to stop blacks from being free again
Jim Crow Laws
the same as the black codes with a different name
people from the north that came in the south with nothing but a bag with their belongings
people from the south that went north
the black people that went to other states
a source from someone that was at something that happened
a source like a book about someone
Which Constitutional Amendment outlawed slavery in the United States?
the 13th amendment
Which Constitutional Amendment makes anyone born in the U.S. a citizen and guaranteed due process rights to all Americans?
Which Constitutional Amendment guaranteed the right to vote to anyone regardless of color or race?
The 15th Amendment
Did President Johnson veto the Freedman's Bureau? Yes or No
Abraham Lincoln's plan for Reconstruction was called the 10% Plan. True or False
A.) What did President Lincoln want to do with former Confederate Soldiers after the war?
B.) How did President Lincoln plan for former Confederate States to be readmitted to the United States?
C.) What happened to President Lincoln that did not allow him to implement his 10% plan?
false A.) make them U.S. people B.) they had to vote to be loyal to america C.)he was shoot
President Johnson vetoed several Republican bills aimed at providing protection and help to former slaves, is this a legal right as part of governmental checks and balances or was this an illegal abuse of power. Give a short explanation.
it was a legal right for him to veto any of the bills he wanted
The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 attempted to stop the KKK in the South. What steps did the Act take to stop the KKK?
A.)Why was the act declared unconstitutional?
they put military in the south A.)it was not the president's call to put them in the south
a. Who was the first President to be impeached by Congress?
b. What law or laws was he accused of breaking?
c. What was the outcome of the impeachment trial?
A.) president Johnson B.)laws passed by congress saying he can't send troops in the south without the consent of the generals C.)not guilty not removed
How did the KKK use violence and intimidation in the South to deny black Americans their economic, social, and political rights?
they would kill and harm people into submission
Which states did Exodusters mainly migrate too?
Oklahoma and Kansas
The Civil Rights Act of 1875 made it a crime to deny what to an individual simply based on the color of their skin?
b. Why was the Act unsuccessful?
separate seating B.) it was not enforced
How did the Panic of 1873 contribute to the end of Reconstruction?
the economy dropped
Whose election in 1877 helped bring about an end to Reconstruction?
a. What was the compromise he struck with Southern Democrats for their support in
his quest to become President? Give a short description.
Homer Plessy attempted to challenge segregation laws by sitting in "black only" seating on public transportation. In the Supreme Court case in Plessy v. Ferguson the court ruled that "separate but equal" was legal. What did "separate but equal" mean for black Americans in the South?
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