a government pardon
amnesty
men and women who had been slaves
freedmen
banned slavery throughout the nation
thirteenthamendment
laws that severely limited the rights of freedmen
blackcodes
wants to make drastic changes in society
radical
to bring formal charges of wrongdoing against an elected official
impeach
white southern republicans
scalawags
fortune hunters hoping to profit from the south's misery
carpetbaggers
white southerners that resisted reconstruction
conservatives
poor whites who went to work on large plantations
sharecroppers
required voters to pay a fee each time they voted
polltaxes
required voters to read and explain a section of the constitution
literacytests
if a voters grandfather/father had been eligible to vote on January 1, 1867 the voter did not have to take a literacy test
grandfatherclauses
seperating people or different races in public places
segregation
the illegal seizure and execution of someone by a mob
lynching
the rebuilding of the south after the Civil War
reconstruction