men and women who had been slaves
freedmen
a goverment pardon
amnesty
impeached on Feburary 24th, 1868
Andrew Johnson
amendment which banned slavery throughout the nation
thirteenth
laws that severly limited the rights of freedmen
black codes
wants to make drastic changes in society
radical
amendment that granted citizenship to everyone born in the U.S
fourteenth
threw out the southern states tha refused to ratify the 14th amendment
reconstruction act
to bring formal charges of wrongdoing against an elected official
impeach
amendment that forbade any states to deny blacks the right to vote because of their race
fifteenth
white southern Republicans
scalawags
fortune hunters hoping to profit fom the South's misery
carpetbaggers
wanted the south to change as little as possible
conservatives
worked to keep black and white Republicans out of office
Ku Klux Klan
many freedmen and poor whites went to work on the large plantations
sharecroppers
required voters to pay a fee every time they voted
poll taxes
required voters o read and explain a part of th Constitution
literacy tests
if a voters father or grandfather could vote on Janurary 1st 1867, then the voter didn't have to take the test
grandfather clauses
seperating people of different races in public places
segregation
the illegal seizure and execution of someone by a mob
lynching

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