D Ch 17 Reconstruction -Test Prep
Terms in this set (38)
Period after the Civil War when the federal government rebuilt the South.
A person with extreme views
a formerly enslaved person
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of freedmen
use authority to set aside; disregard; overrule; replace
To bring formal charges against a public official
a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction/Radical Republicans
Northerner official in the South during Reconstruction.
dishonest or illegal actions
to combine, unite, or bring together.
Tenant farming, paying for rented farmland with a portion of one's crops
the restoration of friendly relations
a group of people who have been given authority by law to perform certain duties
a crop grown for the purpose of being sold
A tax payed before you could vote
A requirement that citizens pass a literacy test in order to vote
allowed people to vote if their father or grandfather had voted before Reconstruction
Separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences
illegal hanging done by a mob
all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and have civil rights
gave African American men the right to vote
divided the South into 5 military districts,
Radical Republican plan for Reconstruction that required a majority of southern whites to swear loyalty to the union denied the right to vote/ hold office for anyone who had been a Confederate
Ten Percent Plan
Lincoln's plan that allowed a southern state to be forgiven if 10 percent of its voters swore an oath of loyalty to the U. S.
Helped former slaves by providing clothes, food, shelter and an education
Plessy v. Ferguson
Supreme Court legalized segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were "equal"
John Wilkes Booth
Assassinated Abraham Lincoln
17th President of the United States, V.P. when Lincoln was killed, opposed radical Republicans first U.S. president to have a impeachment trial
extremist republicans that favored harsh punishment of Southern states after civil war and help for freedman
want lower taxes, less government services, traditional values
want more government services, higher taxes, progressive values
want to find a balance between taxation and government services, value compromise
16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth
South after the war
Towns, infrastructure, and plantations were destroyed, most men killed or wounded, conquered by the north
U.S. Military leaders and Northern Officials ran the south
Why was Johnson impeached?
He vetoed radical republican laws to punish the south and help the freedman
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