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Chapter 12 vocab Reconstruction

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reconstruction
reapair damage in the south
pardon
official forgiveness of a crime
radical republicans
people who believed that the civil war had been fought over the moral issue of slavery
pocket veto
when a bill dies
freedmans bureau
to help blacks adjust to freedom
black codes
laws that resricted blacks rights
fourteenth amendment
turning point, equal rights amendment
civil rights
A citizens liberties garunteed by law and equal treatment.
impeach
charge with wrongdoing in office
carpetbaggers
northern republicans who moved to the postwar south
scalawags
white southern republicans
sharecropping
farming some portion of a planters land
tenant farming
paying rent to the land you want to farm
infrastructure
the public property and services that a society uses
enforcement act of 1870
banned the use of force, terror or bribery to prevent people from voting because of their race
solid south
combined with other white southerners to form a new bloc of democratic voters
compromise of 1877
Compromise that enables Hayes to take office in return for the end of Reconstruction