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History of the Americas
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a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
the period after the Civil War in the United States when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union
This amendment declared that all persons born or naturalized in the United States were entitled equal rights regardless of their race, and that their rights were protected at both the state and national levels.
citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude
bring an accusation against
the condition of being a person without a regular home or employment
the act of segregating or sequestering
ten percent plan
when 10% of the states population swore an oath of loyalty to the U.S. the state could form a new government, declare end of slavery and send representatives to Congress
wade davis bill
Proposed far more demanding and stringent terms for reconstruction; required 50% of the voters of a state to take the loyalty oath and permitted only non-confederates to vote for a new state constitution; Lincoln refused to sign the bill, pocket vetoing it after Congress adjourned.
majority of white men to swaer loyality. must ratify the 13th A. Former confs can vote and hold office and were pardoned
radical reconstruction plan
Punish the south and divide it into 5 military districts
laws that restricted freedmen's rights
jim crow laws
The "separate but equal" segregation laws state and local laws enacted in the Southern and border states of the United States and enforced between 1876 and 1965
A test given to persons to prove they can read and write before being allowed to register to vote
tax required before a person can vote
A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867.
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
Ku Klux Klan
founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence
A Southerner form Tennessee, as V.P. when Lincoln was killed, he became president. He opposed radical Republicans who passed Reconstruction Acts over his veto. The first U.S. president to be impeached, he survived the Senate removal by only one vote. He was a very weak president.
President during Civil war wrote emancipation Proclamation, freed slaves, etc.
one of the leaders of the radical republicans
Leader of Radical Republicans in the Senate.
Blanche Kelso Bruce
African American who was elected to serve in the Senate; the first black to serve full term in Senate
first black senator
Democratic nominee for president in 1876, loses narrowly
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th president of the united states, was famous for being part of the Hayes-Tilden election in which electoral votes were contested in 4 states, most corrupt election in US history
persons who do not hold extreme political views
southern whites who looked to rewrite state constitutions and bring power back to the Democrats
After the Civil War, a group that believed the South should be harshly punished and thought that Lincoln was sometimes too compassionate towards the South.
southern whites who supported republican policy throught reconstruction
northern whites who moved to the south and served as republican leaders during reconstruction
the right to vote
system in which landowners leased a few acres of land to farmworkers in return for a portion of their crops
President and former general whose presidency was racked by Scandal.
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Creating America: 1877 to the 21st Century
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