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African Americans/former slaves can become citizens
Gave African American men the right to vote. (No women)
Southern states tried to interfere with freedmen voting rights by creating poll taxes, literacy tests and grandfather clauses.
Former slaves who were freed by the 13th Amendment
Political party that favored harsh punishment of Southern states after civil war
1.) Divided the south into 5 military districts 2.) Forced south to approve the 14th amendment 3.) Republicans take over power in the south
Economic Problems in the South
Property and transportation networks destroyed, banks closed, crop failure and freed slaves unemployed
Social Problems in the South
Freed slaves need jobs, Ku Klux Kla begins
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves; such as voting
Agency set up to help former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It provided food and clothing to needy blacks and helped them get jobs
Main job for former slaves, who work another person's farm in exchange for part of the crops. They must borrow money and equipment which leads to debt, another form of slavery.
Southern whites who supported Republican policy throughout reconstruction; sometimes for profit
A northerner who went to the South immediately after the Civil War; especially one who tried to gain political advantage or other advantages from the disorganized situation in southern states
allowed people to vote if their father or grandfather had voted before Reconstruction
A requirement that citizens pay a tax in order to register to vote
A test administered as a precondition for voting, often used to prevent African Americans from exercising their right to vote.
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