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5-1.2 Reconstruction Amemdments
Terms in this set (10)
Abolished slavery; ratified in 1865
Provides a definition of a citizen of a country; African Americans earned citizenship; ratified in 1868
Granted African American men the right to vote; ratified in 1870
What was a major accomplishment of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction?
It built schools for African Americans.
What is one way African Americans and poor whites had a similar experience during Reconstruction?
Both groups were sharecroppers.
Why did groups such as the Ku Klux Klan use violence and intimidation against African Americans?
They wanted to hold onto power in the South.
Which group of people started the Freedom's Bureau?
Summarize the Compromise of 1877.
It ended Reconstruction and the African Americans were abandoned by the federal government.
What was sharecropping?
Sharecropping- the freedmen rented a plot of land from the landowner. He paid for the plot of land with a portion of his crops. The freedmen lived on the plot of land that he rented.
What were plantations for the African Americans?
Plantations- the African American worked as a slave and was under complete control of their masters. The slaves lived in the Big House on the plantations.
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