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Reconstruction questions

What legislation did Moderates and Radicals pass in 1866?
Civil Rights Act of 1866, which gave African americans the freedom to become citizens and to forbade the use of "Black Codes".
What was the reconstruction act of 1867?
This act unvalidated the south. Military invaded the south and changed it by dividing the south into five military districts with a Union general governing them and enforced Federal Law with Federal Army troops. The south felts like they were an occupied land.
Why was andrew johnson impeached?
because he fired his secretary of war Edwin Stanton without the approval of the Senate, even though Congress had just passed a new law making it illegal for him to fire any cabinet officials without the approval of the Senate
. Why was the fifteenth amendment passed?
to give african amercans the right to vote
How did the black codes help bring about the passage of the civil rights act of 1866?
How did the views of presidents Lincoln and Johnson differ from that of the views of Radicals?
What was the picket Veto and how and why did Lincoln use it?
indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
What changes in population occurred as a result of the war?
How did Southern states finance their improvements?
What were carpetbaggers and scalawags? How were they treated in the South?
carpetbaggers were northern whites who moved to the south and served as republican leaders during reconstruction. , scalawags were white southerners who hadn't supported the Confederacy
why were so many African-Aerican families separated?
What steps were taken for educating former slaves?
How did reconstruction bring African-Americans into politics?
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th president of the united states, was famous for being part of the Hayes-Tilden election in which electoral votes were contested in 4 states, most corrupt election in US history
Panic of 1873
Four year economic depression caused by overspeculation on railroads and western lands, and worsened by Grant's poor fiscal response (refusing to coin silver
Compromise of 1877
This settled the election of 1876, troops were removed from Louisiana and South Carolina and concessions for building a southern transcontinental railroad made
radical republicans
(AJohn) , Political party that favored harsh punishment of Southern states after civil war