Chapter 16 Vocab
Terms in this set (17)
Southern white who had opposed the secession
examination to see if a person can read and write; used in the past to restrict voting rights
Enforced separation of races
process of bringing formal charges against a public official
John Wilkes Booth
was an American stage actor who, as part of a conspiracy plot, assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
uncomplimentary nick-name for a northerner who went to the South after the Civil War to start a business or pursue a political career
16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves
men and women who were legally freed from slavery after the Civil War
17th President of the United States, as V.P. when Lincoln was killed, he became president.
Southern laws that severely limited the rights of African Americans after the Civil War
The first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Represented Mississippi as a U.S. Senator from 1875 to 1881 and was the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate.
A personal tax to be paid before voting
law that excused a voter from a literacy test if his father or grandfather had been eligible to vote on January 1, 1867
African American arrested for sitting in the "white only" section on a railroad car - court case ruled for separate but equal treatment
person who rents a plot of land from another person and farms it in exchange for a share of the crop
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Ch. 21 Vocab.
Chapter 9 Vocab.
Ch. 8 Vocab.