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DSST Civil War: Reconstruction

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1. It's purpose was to assist refugees - poor - and homeless former slaves - provided - food - medicine - legal advice on labor contracts - and could request military courts to intervene for the freemen - underfunded

2. A northerner who went to the South immediately after the Civil War; especially one who tried to gain political advantage or other advantages from the disorganized situation in southern states

3. Restricted the rights and movements of newly freed African Americans; 1) prohibited blacks from either renting land or borrowing money to buy land; 2) placed freemen into a form of semi bondage by forcing them - as 'vagrants' and 'apprentices' to sig

4. The right to vote.

5. Founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence;

6. Formal accusation by the lower house of a legislature against a public official - the first step in removal from office.

7. Formal approval - final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution - constitutional amendment - or treaty

8. 633 - 000

9. An act issued in 1867 that forced Andrew Johnson to issue military orders through the general of the army (then Ulysses S. Grant) instead of directly to the south.

10. 1866 - enacted by radical congress - forbade president from removing civil officers without senatorial consent - was to prevent Johnson from removing a radical republican from his cabinet

11. Ended Reconstruction. Republicans promise 1) Remove military from South - 2) Appoint Democrat to cabinet (David Key postmaster general) - 3) Federal money for railroad construction and levees on Mississippi river

12. Passed by the congressional republicans. essentially wiped out Johnson's programs. divided the former confederacy to five military districsa. a union general was placed in charge of each district.

13. Approved in January 1865. It banned slavery thoughout the nation

14. 1. amnesty to all but few southerners who took oath of loyalty 2. 10% percent of state voters (1860 elect.) taken oath could organize state gov. 3. members of conf. gov officers of army - former federal judges - members of congress could not receive

15. Republican Rutherford Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden run for President. Hayes promises to end the Reconstruction and allows Southern staets to establish the black codes. Caused the end of the Reconstruction in 1877

16. White southerners who cooperated with and served in Reconstruction governments; generally eligible to vote - they were usually considered traitors to their states

17. 1. called the Wade- Davis Bill 2. 50% of population swear loyalty for states to rejoin 3. Blacks have equal sufferage - rights - equality 4. states must draft new constitution banning slavery - bill passed both houses of Congress on July 2 - 1864 - b

18. US Democrats who didn't support the war and hoped to reunite the states through negotiation

19. The _________ Bill was a harsher alternative to Lincoln's 10% Plan; called for 50% of eligible voters (Caucasian men) to petition for statehood; attempt by Radical Republican-filled Congress to take power from the executive branch; vetoed by Lincoln

20. Served two years in prison for his role in the rebellion.

21. Sub-division of the fractured democratic party. Consisting of a large portion - the war democrats patriotically supported the Lincoln administration. These democrats did not pose as big a threat to the Union as the Peace Democrats or copperheads.

22. Set the guidelines for what is a citizen; all persons born or naturalized in the united states are citizens and are protected by the constitution - equal protection - due process - made the bill of rights apply to the states

23. April 9 - 1865 - signifying an end to the Civil War

24. Created to grant citizenship to blacks and it was an attempt to prohibit the black codes; prohibited racial discrimination on jury selection; not really enforced and was really just a political move used to attract more votes. It led to the creation

25. Refers to a disastrous speaking campaign undertaken by U.S. President Andrew Johnson - in which he tried to gain support for his mild Reconstruction policies and for his preferred candidates (mostly Democrats)

26. He intentionally violates Tenure Act because it was set upt to get him impeached by firing Secretary of War Edwin Stantin - at the Trial his lawyer says his only crime is opposing Congress - 12 democrats and 7 republicans vote him 'not guilty' - so h

27. 1. Amnesty and pardon except for rich rebels with taxable property of $20 -000 or more - Individual Pardons 3. Revoke ordinance of secession 3. Ratified the 13th amendment 4. Repudiate all confederate Debts - 5. Election of new state officials - Elec

28. Voting rights; all citizens have the right to vote no matter what - color - race - previous condition of servitude. women could still not vote