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Radical Republican

A person Into the idea of reconstruction

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Reconstruction

The process the federal government used to readmit the confederate states to the union

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Freedman' Bureau

A federal agency set up to help former slaves after the civil war

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Black codes

A law passed by southern states that limited the freedom of former slaves

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Andrew Johnson

Took over presidency after Lincoln, impeached

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Civil rights

Declared that all people born in the US except Native Americans were citizens

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14th Amendment

Stated that all people born in the US had rights and were citizens

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Freedman' school

A school set up to educate newly freed African Americans

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Sharecropping

A system in which landowners gave farm workers land, seed, tools in return for a part of the crops they raised.

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Panic of 1873

A financial crisis in which banks closed and the stock market collapsed.

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Lynch

When you hang someone from a tree

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Ku Klux Klan

Violent racist people who wanted to restore the control of the South and keep former slaves powerless.

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Compromise of 1877

The agreement that resolved an 1876 election dispute: Rutherford B. Hayes became president and the removed the last federal troops from the South.

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Fifteenth Amendment

Stated that citizens couldn't be stopped from voting because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.