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Radical Republicans
After the Civil War, a group that believed the South should be harshly punished and thought that Lincoln was sometimes too compassionate towards the South.
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13th Amendment (1865)
abolished slavery
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14th Amendment
Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws
15th Amendment (1870)
States cannot deny any person the right to vote because of race.
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16th Amendment
income tax
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17th Amendment
Direct election of senators
18th Amendment
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
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19th Amendment (1920)
Gave women the right to vote
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21st Amendment
Repeal of Prohibition
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Compromise of 1877
Ended reconstruction in the south
Scalawags
Southern whites who supported Republican policy through reconstruction
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Carpetbaggers
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
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Suffrage
the right to vote
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Gilded Age
A name for the late 1800s, coined by Mark Twain to describe the tremendous increase in wealth caused by the industrial age and the ostentatious lifestyles it allowed the very rich. The great industrial success of the U.S. and the fabulous lifestyles of the wealthy hid the many social problems of the time, including a high poverty rate, a high crime rate, and corruption in the government.
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John D. Rockefeller
Standard Oil
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