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Reconstruction - Terms to Know
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the rebuilding and healing of the country after the Civil War
freed the slaves everywhere in the United States
recognized the citizenship of African Americans
declared that a male citizen's right to vote could not be infringed upon based on "race, creed, or previous condition of servitude."
Abraham Lincoln's Reconstruction
States may rejoin the Union if they pass the 13th Amendment and 10% of their citizens pledge their allegiance to the United States.
Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction
continued Lincoln's basic policy. However, Johnson's aim was also to humiliate the southern elite. Required southerners with large amounts of property to ask for a presidential pardon. Wanted the elite southerners to acknowledge his power, but granted pardons easily. Allowed southern states to form new state governments.
This Reconstruction policy called for military occupation of the southern states. Southern states were required to write new constitutions that would recognize the fourteenth amendment and the rights of African American citizens. Often viewed as excessive by southerners.
never effectively staffed or funded, provided assistance to all people in the South in need, especially Freedmen. Provided food, clothing, medical care, education, and some protection from the hostile environment in the South
16th President of the United States, lead the country during the Civil War and was assassinated before being able to carry out his plan for Reconstruction.
Served as Abraham Lincoln's Vice President and succeeded him after Lincoln was assassinated.
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