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1

What is Reconstruction?

Rebuilding the former confederate states and readmitting them to the union

2

Compare Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan with the Radical Republican plan.

Forgave the south
Wanted a harsher readmitting process

3

What was the Freedman’s Bureau?

Agency that helped A-A's make the transition to freedom

4

Where was Lincoln assassinated?

Fords theater

5

Who assassinated President Lincoln?

John Wilks Booth

6

What building was the location where Lincoln died?

Petersons House

7

Who becomes the 17th President of the United States?

Andrew Johnson

8

What was the significance of the 13th Amendment?

Abolished slavery

9

What was the significance of the 14th Amendment?

Gave full citizenship to anyone born in the US including A-A's in 1866

10

What was the significance of the 15th Amendment?

African Americans get the right to vote in 1870

11

What did 14 African Americans do in Tennessee in the late 1800's?

Served in the states general assembly, state senate and representatives

12

Who won the Election of 1868?

Ulysses S. Grant

13

What were carpetbaggers?

Northerners that moved to the south during reconstruction to find wealth by bringing industry to the region

14

What did the name scalawags mean?

Used by former confederates to describe some white southerners that were pro-Union

15

What was the largest terrorist group in America against African-American rights?

Ku Klux Klan

16

What was unique about Rutherford B. Hayes' victory in the Election of 1876?

More electoral votes but less popular votes

17

What were the purpose of poll taxes and literacy tests in many Southern states?

Keep African Americans from voting

18

What is segregation?

Separation of races

19

What were Jim Crow Laws?

Required A-A's and whites to be separated in almost every public place

20

What did the court case Plessy v Ferguson say about segregation?

Was legal as long as it was separate and equal

21

What was an exoduster?

African American that left the south after the war

22

Who was the Tennessean that helped lead a group of exodusters to Kansas?

Benjamin Pap Singleton