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the period after the Civil War in the United States when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union
Organization run by the army to care for and protect southern Blacks after the Civil War
Military reconstruction Act
1867; divided the South into five districts and placed them under military rule; required Southern States to ratify the 14th amendment; guaranteed freedmen the right to vote in convention to write new state constitutions
17th president of the United States, came to office after Lincoln's assassination and opposed Radical Republicans; he was impeached
white Southerner supporting Reconstruction policies after the Civil War usually for self-interest
A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the crops.
Ku Klux Klan
founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: Catholics, Jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-American
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th President, ended reconstruction by removing federal troops, disputed Tilden/Hayes election resulted in the Compromise of 1877
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