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History 1023 Midterm 1
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Protected rights of former slaves and assisted them with their education, jobs, health care, and landowning.
Restricted the rights of former slaves
Gave rights to former slaves 1868
Prohibited states from discriminating in voting privileges based on race 1870
After the civil war, landless workers farmed land in exchange for farm supplies and a portion of the crop.
Northerners who went to the south after the civil war for economic advantages
Southern whites who supported Republican policy through reconstruction
Ku Klux Klan
Organized in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866 to terrorize former slaves who voted and held political offices during Reconstruction
Established temporary military governments in 10 confederate states and required that they ratify the 14th amendment and permit freedmen to vote
Born free in North Carolina, educated in Illinois, and served as a chaplain in the wartime Union Army, in 1870 he became the first black senator in American history. He represented Mississippi.
Last incident of the Indians Wars took place in 1890 in the Dakota Territory, where the U.S. Cavalry killed over 200 Sioux men, women, and children who were in the process of surrender.
Sherman Antitrust Act
1890 law banning any trust that restrained interstate trade or commerce
Civil Service Act of 1883
Law that established the Civil Service Commission and marked the end of the spoils system.
survival of the fittest in society
The Gilded Age
Period from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century, book by Mark Twain
Great Railroad Strike
A series of demonstrations, some violent, held nationwide in support of striking railroad workers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, who refused to work due to wage cuts.
Knights of Labor
1869, first national union
Businesspeople who paid low wages to employees, and took advantage or ignored the laws.
legal devices whereby the affairs of several rival companies were managed by a single director
American Federation of Labor
Federation of trade unions founded in 1881, composed of skilled white native-born workers
Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War
Sensationalism in newspaper publishing that reached a peak in the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal in the 1890s; the papers' accounts of events in Havana Harbor in 1898 led directly to the Spanish-American War.
A romanticized view of slavery, the Old South, and the Confederacy that arose in the decades following the Civil War
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