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congressmen who favored using federal power to rebuild the South and promote African-American rights
period from 1865 to 1877 in which the U.S. Government attempted to rebuild Southern society and government
constitutional amendment that made all people born in the U.S. (including former slaves) citizens
system under which landowners gave poor farmers seeds, tools, and land to cultivate in exchange for part of their harvest
Ku Klux Klan
secret group that used violence to try to restore Democratic control of the South and keep African-Americans powerless
constitutional amendment that stated that citizens could not be stopped from voting "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
votes made by the members of the Electoral College, which elects the president and vice president
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