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History 3.1 Vocab
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A period in U.S. History following the Civil War referring chiefly to the measures taken to rehabilitate southern political, social, and economic systems which had been fragmented as a result of the Civil War.
Ten Percent Plan
Abraham Lincoln's pre-reconstruction plan for allowing southern states to rejoin the United States. 10% of the voters in the former Confederate states had to pledge their loyalty to the United States. Also, each state had to form a new state government without slavery. Many northern politicians viewed this plan as being too easy on the former Confederate states.
Following the Civil war, former confederates were granted forgiveness from the United States for all of their illegal acts that happened during the Civil War.
A pre-reconstruction idea designed by Radical republicans Senator Benjamin Wade and Representative Henry Davis. This plan required a majority of the voters in the southern states to pledge their loyalty to the United States and also form new state governments without slavery. President Lincoln vetoed this bill because he thought it was too tough on the South.
Republican members of Congress who felt that the southern states should make great social changes before they could be readmitted back to the United States.
He was the leader of the radical republicans in the House of Representatives.
He was the leader of the radical republicans in the U.S. Senate
A name given to former slaves in the South during the reconstruction period.
A new government agency that provided aid to former slaves (freedmen) and poor whites in the South during the reconstruction period. It provided food, clothing, shelter, and early forms of public education for the freedmen and poor whites.
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
On April 14th, 1865 President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's theatre in Washington, D.C.
John Wilkes Booth
The person who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.
The famous theatre in Washington, D.C. where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.
A former Senator from Tennessee who remained loyal to the United States during the Civil War. He would be President Lincoln's Vice President in the 1864 election. He would become President of the United States as a result of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
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