22 terms

SS: Reconstruction Vocabulary

Vocabulary describing the rebuilding process in the United States after the Civil War
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abolish
to officially end something
amendment
a change or addition to the Constitution
Black Codes
laws passed in the South to keep Blacks from exercising their civil rights
carpetbaggers
people from the North who became leaders in the South during reconstruction
These northerners often moved to the south to start their own business.
civil rights
a citizen's rights to vote, assemble, due process, etc.
emancipation
freedom from slavery
impeach
to charge with a crime
Ku Klux Klan
an organization of Whites that used violence and terror to keep Blacks from exercising their civil rights
ratified
approved
Reconstruction
rebuilding
scalawag
a term used by many Southerners to describe people who supported the North's Reconstruction plan
suffrage
the right to vote
veto
the right of a president to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress to keep it from becoming a law
vigilantes
people or groups who take the law into their own hands and punish others without a trial.
13th Amendment
this amendment abolished slavery
14th Amendment
this amendment granted citizenship and equal protection of the law for African Americans
15th Amendment
An amendment that stated African American men had the right to vote
due process
a guarantee of fairness under the law
Jim Crow Laws
laws passed in the South after Reconstruction continuing segregation
sharecropping
a system of farming where farmers rent land to others for a share of their crops
pardon
forgive
oath of allegiance
promise to be loyal to group