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Emancipate

To free

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Habeas Corpus

Constitutional protection against unlawful inprisonment

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Draft

Required military service

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Reconstruction

Rebuilding of the south after the civil war

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Black codes

Laws used by southern states to control African Americans

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Scalawags

Southern whites who opposed succession

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Carpetbaggers

Northern whites that went to the south to start a buisness or run for a political office

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Grandfather Clause

It allowed a voter to avoid literacy test if his father of grandfather had been eligible to vote before 1876

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Segregation

The separation of races

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Sharecroppers

A laborer who works the land for the farmer who owns it, for a share value of the crop

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Imperialism

Building empires by imposing political and and economic control over the people around the world

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Militarism

Glorification of the military

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Nationalism

Pride in ones country

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Propoganda

Spread of info designed to win for a cause

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Communism

The idea that social classes and private property should be eliminated

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Armistice

A stop in fighting so peace talks can begin

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U-boat

German submarine

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Totalitarian state

A nation where one party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives

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Fascism

A political system based on militarism, blind loyalty, and extreme nationalism

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Appeasement

Giving in to aggression to avoid war

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Genocide

A attempt to wipe out an entire nation or group of people

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Ironclads

U-boats that were used for the first time in navy battles