APUSH Chapter 15
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a confederate sympathizer who assassinated lincoln after the conclusion of the american civil war
John Wilkes Booth
the constitutional amendment ratified after the civil war that forbade slavery and involuntary servitude.
an 1864 plan for reconstruction that denied the right to vote or hold office for anyone who had fought for the confederacy...lincoln refused to sign this bill thinking it was too harsh.
When a president kills a bill passed during the last 10 days congress is in session by simply refusing to act/sign on it.
A southerner from Tennessee, was V.P. when Lincoln was killed, he became president. he opposed radical republicans who passed reconstruction acts over his veto. the first U.S. president to be impeached, he survived the senate removal by only one vote. Weak president.
southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves
1865 - agency set up to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. it furnished food and clothing to needy blacks and helped them get jobs
Passed by congress on 9th april 1866 over the veto of president andrew johnson. the act declared that all persons born in the united states were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition.
Civil Rights Act (1866)
Made "all persons born or naturalized in the united states" citizens of the country. "no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the united states"
An expression used as a vote getting stratagem by the republicans during the election of 1876 to offset charges of corruption by blaming the civil war on the democrats
“waving the bloody shirt”
political party that favored harsh punishment of southern states after civil war. Supported black suffrage. they were led by senator charles sumner and congressman thaddeus stevens. they supported the abolition of slavery and a demanding reconstruction policy during the war and after.
a.) put the south under military rule b.)ordered states to hold new elections for deleagates to creat new state constitutions c.) required all states to allow all qualified male voters to vote in elections d.) barred those who supported the confederacy from voting. e.) required southern states to guarante
Reconstruction act of 1867
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
Tenure of Office Act
The political equivalent of an indictment in criminal law, prescribed by the constitution. the house of representatives may impeach the president by a majority vote for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
All us born citizen has voting rights. banned racial restrictions on voting. united states may not prevent a citizen from voting based on that citizen's race, color.
Small taxes levied on the right to vote that often fell due at a time of year when poor african-american sharecroppers had the least cash on hand. this method was used by most southern states to exclude african americans from voting. poll taxes were declared void by the twenty-fourth amendment in 1964.
southern whites who supported republican policy throught reconstruction
Southerners who went to the North for profit and power.
a system used on southern farms after the civil war in which farmers worked land owned by someone else in return for a small portion of the crops.
founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: catholics, jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-american
Ku Klux Klan
became president in 1866 and ran for two terms. known as the most corrupt president in american history. accepted extravagant donations and alcohol, people at the time thought that good general = good president, he was a war hero that then became president did not know much about polotics, congress made most of the desisions. was blamed for many scandels.
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
Compromise of 1877
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