Flashcards in Test Deck (22)
What is Reconstruction?
Rebuilding the former confederate states and readmitting them to the union
Compare Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan with the Radical Republican plan.
Forgave the south
Wanted a harsher readmitting process
What was the Freedman’s Bureau?
Agency that helped A-A's make the transition to freedom
Where was Lincoln assassinated?
Who assassinated President Lincoln?
John Wilks Booth
What building was the location where Lincoln died?
Who becomes the 17th President of the United States?
What was the significance of the 13th Amendment?
What was the significance of the 14th Amendment?
Gave full citizenship to anyone born in the US including A-A's in 1866
What was the significance of the 15th Amendment?
African Americans get the right to vote in 1870
What did 14 African Americans do in Tennessee in the late 1800's?
Served in the states general assembly, state senate and representatives
Who won the Election of 1868?
Ulysses S. Grant
What were carpetbaggers?
Northerners that moved to the south during reconstruction to find wealth by bringing industry to the region
What did the name scalawags mean?
Used by former confederates to describe some white southerners that were pro-Union
What was the largest terrorist group in America against African-American rights?
Ku Klux Klan
What was unique about Rutherford B. Hayes' victory in the Election of 1876?
More electoral votes but less popular votes
What were the purpose of poll taxes and literacy tests in many Southern states?
Keep African Americans from voting
What is segregation?
Separation of races
What were Jim Crow Laws?
Required A-A's and whites to be separated in almost every public place
What did the court case Plessy v Ferguson say about segregation?
Was legal as long as it was separate and equal
What was an exoduster?
African American that left the south after the war