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act of granting a pardon to a large group of people

Amnesty

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indirectly vetoing a bill by letting a session of Congress expire without signing the bill.

Pocket Veto

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laws passed in the South just after the Civil War aimed at controlling freedman and enabling plantation owners to exploit African American workers

Black Codes

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Formally charge with misconduct in office

Impeach

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something essential to the existence or occurence of something else

Requirement

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Precedent

an earlier occurance of something that may serve as a model for similar occurances in the future

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CarpetBagger

name given to many Northerners who moved to the South after the Civil War and supported the Republicans

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Scalawag

name given to Southerners who supported Republican Reconstruction of the South

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Graft

aquisition of money in dishonest ways as in bribing a politician

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Commissioner

the officer in charge of a department or bureau of the public service

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Sin Tax

federal tax on alcohol and tobacco

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Tenenat Farmer

farmer who works land for an owner by another and pays rent in either cash or crops

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Sharecropper

farmer who works land for an owner who provides equipment and seed and receives a share of the crop.

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Crop Lien

obligation placed on a farmer to repay a debt with crops

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Debt Peonage

condition of share croppers who could not pay off their debts and therefore, could not leave the property they worked

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Comprehensive

covering a broad range or topics

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Outcome

something that follows as a result of consequence

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Circumstance

a factor in a problem that determine its solution