TNReady Standards Reconstruction Era.
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Became president at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The new president favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union. His plans did not give protection to the former slaves, and he came into conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives. He was acquitted in the Senate by one vote.
Slavery by another nam. After the Civil War, former slaves sought jobs, and planters sought laborers. Sharecropping is a system where the landlord/planter allows a tenant to use the land in exchange for a share of the crop.
White Southerners who supported Reconstruction-era Republicans were called this by their political enemies, who considered them traitors to the South
Northerners who moved to the South after the war, supposedly in an effort to get rich or acquire political power. These people were portrayed as a lower-class schemers with little education who could carry everything they owned in a cheap bag.
JOHN WILKES BOOTH
An American actor and assassin, who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
This Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery
The amendment gives citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws for former slaves in the U.S.
The right of all male citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied
This organizationwas established during the Reconstruction Era aiming to ease the transition from slavery to freedom. They delivered food to freedmen and it helped freed people gain jobs and shelter. They also also took up the fight for African American education, establishing scores of public schools where freed people and poor whites could receive both elementary and higher education.
Founded in 1866 during the Reconstruction Era, this is a historically black school in Nashville, Tennessee. One of their legacies is the internationally known for their singing groups
LINCOLN'S RECONSTRUCTION PLAN
It was based on forgiveness, A southern state could be readmitted into the Union once 10 percent of its voters swore an oath of allegiance to the Union. All soldiers except for high-ranking Confederate army officers and government officials would be granted a full pardon. Most moderate Republicans in Congress supported the president's proposal for Reconstruction because they wanted to bring a quick end to the war.
This group led efforts after the war to establish equality, civil rights and voting rights for the "freedmenfor former slaves and pushed the 14th Amendment through Congress to protect these rights.
KU KLUX KLAN
A secret hate group in the southern U.S. which aimed to suppress the newly acquired rights of former slaves and was responsible for many lawless and violent acts to intimidate them,
JIM CROW LAWS
These laws mandated racial segregation in all public facilities in the states of the former Confederate States of America, starting in the 1870s and 1880s, and upheld by the United States Supreme Court's "separate but equal" doctrine for African Americans
These were restrictive laws designed to limit the freedom of African Americans and ensure their availability as a cheap labor force after slavery was abolished during the Civil War.
This was used in some states of the United States in the late 19th century as part of the Jim Crow laws. After the right to vote was extended to all races, a number of states enacted these laws as a device for restricting voting rights for African Americans.
RUTHERFORD B HAYES
This president had been a firm supporter of Republican Reconstruction policies throughout his political career, but the first major act of his presidency was an end to Reconstruction and the return of the South to "home rule" He removed the military and protection of the rights of African American from the South
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