From Reconstruction to Obama Crossword

Created
Jan 13, 2017
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Name of historical period from 1865 to 1877 Reconstruction
President who signed Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln
What did Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves
President before Barack Obama George Bush
First African American to run for Democratic nomination for president Shirley Chisolm
First African American elected to United State Senate Hiram Revels
He ran to be the Democratice presidential candidate in 2004 Al Sharpton
He organized the 1963 March on Washington APhilip Randolph
Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools was Brown vs________ Board of Education
The organization that upheld the rights of freed slaves during Reconstruction Freedman's Bureau
Political Party that created Emancipation Proclamation Republican
1964 Republican candidate who voted against the Civil Rights Act Barry Goldwater
State in which the Little Rock 9 integrated Central HIgh School Arkansas
This 1865 amendment abolished slavery Thirteenth
This Supreme Court ruling declared that African American could not be citizens Dred Scot Decision
These Southern laws created "separate but equal" status for African Americans Jim Crow Laws
To deny people the right to vote is __________________ Disenfranchisement
The Civil Rights Movement use this tactic to achieve their goals Nonviolent resistance
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded this group Black Panther Party
In 1964,Malcolm X spoke at a rally and called for freedom, justice, and equality "by any means ____________" Necessary
14 year old boy killed in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman Emmett Till
Only State where people voted to create Martin Luther King Day Arizona
First African American elected to United State Senate after Reconstruction Edward Brooke
Name of white suprememist groups organized during Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan
The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed ____________based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin Discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited discrimination in ___________. Voting
African American lady whose refusal to giver up her seat on the bus and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
African Amrican who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson
Presidential Candidate who started African American switch from Republican to Democratic Franklin Roosevelt
African American military pilots and bombers who fought in World War II Tuskegee Airmen
African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon Katherine Johnson
San Francisco 49ers player who has refused to stand for the national athem Colin Kaepernick
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created this group after the murder of Trayvon Martin Black Lives Matter
Americans who believe that President Obama is not a U. S. citizen Birthers
The term used to say that the election of Barack Obama ended racism Post Racial
Term used to explain privileges that automatically benefit white people White privilege
$7.25 per hour Federal minimum wage
$10.00 per hour Arizona minimum wage
Major causes of African American economic inequality Unemployment
Per cent of African American unemployed under President Bush Nine
Per Cent of African Americans unemployed in 2015 Fourteen
An executive (by president or governor) order that cancels a conviction of a crime Commutation
An executive order (by president or governor) that shortens a sentence Pardon
President who has issued the most pardons and commutations Obama
The types of offenses committed by most of the people pardoned by President Obama nonviolent drug offenses

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The Reconstruction Era Crossword

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Mar 3, 2016
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A term that describes a former slave who was released from slavery. Freedmen
Amendment that abolished slavery. Thirteenth
Amendment that assured the rights of anyone, including African Americans, who were born in America. Fourteenth
This system of agriculture eventually led to legal slavery. his is when a tenant could use land in exchange for a portion of the crop harvested. Sharecropping
This Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote. Fifteenth
Northern whites who moved to the South and served as republican leaders during reconstruction for profit. Usually carried there belongings in a carpet bag. Carpetbaggers
Southern whites who supported republican policy throughout reconstruction. Scalawags
To kill by hanging without due process of the law. Lynch
To attempt to take a president out of office for high crimes. would be to ______ him/her. Impeach
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites. Jim Crow Laws
Vice President to Lincoln; President after Lincoln's assassination. Johnson
Presidential power to keep congress from passing a law. President Johnson did this the most, using this power twenty-nine times. Veto
A clan started by ex confederate soldiers that used violence to try to restore democratic control to the South, and to keep white supremacy. Ku Klux Klan
Financial panic during Grant’s presidency which caused a market crash and many banks to close down. Panic of 1873
President after Johnson; Union general; Often refered to as a "Great General, Lousy President". Grant
A set of laws limiting the rights of freedmen in the South. Black Codes
A social system used to keep blacks separate from whites. Segregation
The period after the Civil War in which the South was rebuilt and reorganized before being readmitted to the Union. Reconstruction
Act/Law passed in 1866 intended to protect the right of African American. This act was vetoed by Johnson, but still passed by Congress. Civil Rights Act
An agency set of to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It provided food, clothing and work for them. FreedmensBureau

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reconstruction crossword

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Feb 8, 2016
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a former slave freedman
a federal agency set up to help former slaves after the civil war freedmans bureau
an amendment banning slavery thirteenth amendment
a law passed by southern states that limited the freedom of former slaves black code
an insulting term used to describe a northern who moved to the south after the civil war carpetbagger
an amendment made all persons born or naturalized in the U.S. including former slaves citizens of the country fourteenth amendment
the system in which landowners gave farm workers land, seed, and tools in return for a part of the crops they raised sharecropping
a white southerner who worked with the republican party and the reconstruction government after the civil war scalawag
one of the white politicians who took power after Georgia was readmitted to the Union in 1872 redeemer
an amendment where the U.S. cannot deny a citizen the right to vote based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". fifteenthamendment
a terror group created by former Confederate soldiers that used violence and intimidation tactics to disenfranchise blacks kukluxklan
African- American who was very influential as a religious leader and Georgia politician. HenryTurner
elected governor over a Democratic candidate, former Confederate General John B. Gordon RufusBullock
an organization formed by African Americans throughout the south after Reconstruction to protect their rights unionleague
a series of laws that divided the previously Confederate states into military districts militaryacts

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Chapter 17: Reconstruction Crossword

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Jun 13, 2016
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A process that took place from 1865 till 1877. Reconstruction
It offered an official pardon to those who formerly supported the rebellion. Ten Percent Plan
A group that provided food, education, and legal help to certain poor southerners and freed-people. Freedmen's Bureau
This required African Americans to sign work contracts, creating working conditions to be very similar to ones as slaves. Black Codes
This made the south be divided into 5 districts and to be controlled by U.S. military commanders. Reconstruction Acts
This caused all remaining federal troops to be removed from the south. Compromise of 1877
These enforced segregation. Jim Crow Laws
This ruling allowed segregation in "separate-but-equal" facilities. Plessy v. Ferguson
When landowners provide land and materials for farming, and sharecroppers provide the labor. Sharecropping
A special payment people had to pay before voting. poll tax
Democrats who brought their party back to power in the south. Redeemers
Northern-born Republicans who had moved to the south after the war. Carpetbaggers
A change to the constitution that allowed male African Americans to vote. Fifteenth Amendment
Gave African Americans the same legal rights as white Americans. Civil Rights Act of 1866
It made slavery illegal throughout the United States. Thirteenth Amendment

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Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

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Oct 13, 2016
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The fiercely abolitionist group that controlled Congress during Reconstruction Radical Republicans
The system of farming that was widely implemented in the South after the Civil War sharecropping
The term for putting a President on trial impeachment
The derogatory term given to Northerners who moved to the South after the Civil War carpetbaggers
White supremasist terror group created after the Civil War Ku Klux Klan
The agency that was created to help newly freed slaves adjust to their new lives Freedmens Bureau
System in which workers are forced to work off debts before they can find a new job dept peonage
The amendment that officially ended slavery in the United States 13th Amendment
Became president after Lincoln's assassination Andrew Johnson
The amendment that granted citizenship to everyone born in the United States 14th Amendment
The derogatory term given to white Southerners who cooperated with northern Reconstruction officials scalawags
The era of rebuilding in the South Reconstruction
Laws passed after Reconstruction ended that segregated blacks from whites Jim Crow Laws
The amendment that gave all male citizens, including black men, the right to vote 15th Amendment
Low point of race relations from 1877 through the 1950's Nadir

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Civil Rights Crossword

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Mar 6, 2016
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Laws that segregated African Americans Segregation but Equal
Segregation by custom and tradition De facto segregation
something that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular prupose Facility
Major black civil rights activist who was assassinated Martin Luther King Jr
Helped African Americans ride public transportation Montgomery Bus Boycott
An agricultural estate worked by laborers Plantations
Agreeing with standards of proper behavior, good state, or morality Decent
Making s statement based on a personal knowledge or belief Testifying
A person who asks for votes, contributions, or supports to determine public opinion Canvassers
To sit next to or in contract with Adjoining
Unable to cure Incurable
African Americans had to ___________ to vote Register
The president at the time. Then was assassinated for his beliefs JFK
where MLK gave his "I Had a Dream" speech The March on Washington
An attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators taking turns speaking so that a vote cannot take place Filibuster
A motion that ends debate and calls for an immediate vote Cloture
President after JFK died and major civil rights activist Lyndon B. Johnson
Prejiduce or discrimination against a person because of their beliefs Racism
The mobilization of the political and economic power of African Americans Black Power
Inspirational/key role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks

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Reconstruction Crossword

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Feb 3, 2016
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Became president after Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson
the period of rebuilding after the civil war reconstruction
wanted to give African Americans full citizenship Radical Republicans
Radical Republican who defended slaves Thaddeus Stevens
Bill passed in 1864 and vetoed by President Lincoln WadeDavis bill
federal agency to help former slaves Freedmen's Bureau
discriminatory laws passed through the south post civil war Black Codes
all citizenship given to all born or naturalized in the US Fourteenth Amendment
formerly charge an officer with misconduct impeach
amendment in 1870 that prohibits people of race to be denied to vote fifteenth amendment
northerner who moved to south after civil war carpetbaggers
first African American senator Hiram Revels
system where landowners give farmworkers land and seed in return for some of the crop sharecropping
farmers who supply their own tools and rent farmland for cash tenant farmers
confederate veterans prohibiting Africans from their rights Ku Klux Klan

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The Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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May 19, 2016
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A law that Established a Federal Civil Rights Commission. Civil Rights Act Of 1957
An African American semstress who would Not give up her seat on a bus to a white person Rosa Parks
A leading figure when it comes to Civil Rights (Chief Justice) Earl Warren
A baptist minister who helped lead the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr
A movement of young Civil Rights activist founded in 1960 SNCC
A protest between blacks and whites to ban segregation on the interstate busses Freedom Ride
Over 200,000 people rallied for Economic Equality and Civil Rightd because of Discrimination March on Washington
Discrimination was outlawed in public places and for enployment Civil Rights Act of 1964
Try to register African American voters in Mississippi Freedom Summer
A religious organization that advocated seperation of the race held by African Americans Nation of Islam
A movement that urged African Americans to use collective political and economic power to gain equal power Black Power
An organization of militant that African Americans were found in Black Panthers

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U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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May 11, 2017
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arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus Rosa Parks
first black justice on the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall
student non-violent coordinating committee SNCC
formed to use activism and non-violent protest to bring an end to segregation SCLC
law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African American suffrage (1965) Voting Rights Act
made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal (1964) Civil Rights Act
rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern U.S. to test the ruling of unsegregated public places Freedom Riders
overturned Plessy v. Ferguson Brown v Board
boycott of city buses led by Dr. MLK Montgomery Bus Boycott
segregation imposed by law de jure
segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice de facto
state level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy tests and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
led black community to peaceful nonviolence protests against the injustices they faced MLK
association founded in 1909 to work for racial equality NAACP
activist in civil rights; leader of SNCC Stokely Carmichael
1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights March on Washington
organization of militant African Americans founded in 1966 Black Panthers
social movement in the U.S. in which people organized to demand equal rights for African Americans and other minorities Civil Rights Movement
required citizens of a state to pay a special tax in order to vote poll taxes
first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus called the National Guard to keep black students from enrolling in Little Rock's Central High School; President Eisenhower sent the Army to force integration for the students Little Rock Nine
organized the United Farm Workers Cesar Chavez

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Black History Month Crossword

Created
Feb 15, 2017
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The first African American female millionaire Sarah Rector
11 time world champion at the Olympic Games Usain Bolt
First African American MLB player Jackie Robinson
One of the first African American NFL players in the league Jim Brown
"King of Pop" Michael Jackson
Civil rights leader known for not giving up her seat in Birmingham, Alabama Rosa Parks
Famous rapper and clothing line franchisee Kanye West
Former First Lady of the US; graduated from Harvard University Michelle Obama
Two time democratic presidential candidate; founded PUSH Jesse Jackson
Successful t.v. Hostess, producer, and media proprietor Oprah Winfrey
NBA player who is a 3 time NBA championship holder Lebron James
Former POTUS from 2008-2016 Batak Obama
Appointed national spokes person for the Nation of Islam Malcom X
One of the most famous and influential African American poets and writers Maya Angelou
President of freedoms bank Frederick Douglass
Founded the NAACP; African American sociologists who attended Harvard WEB DuBois
Famous boxer who won the WBA, WBC, and lineal heavyweight title Muhammad Ali
Most remembered player from the Chicago bulls Scottie Pippen
First African American to receive his PhD Edward A. Bouchet
Successful singer and songwriter; was a part of new edition Bobby Brown

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American Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

Created
May 28, 2017
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These laws had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans' freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt. Black Codes
The Fifteenth Amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's color, previous condition of servitude, and _____. Race
The government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens. Home Rule
Under The Fourteenth Amendment, all people born in the US were considered ______. Citizens
This was a name for a white Southerner who collaborated with northern Republicans during Reconstruction, often for personal profit. Scalawag
These people were a part of the Republican Party and believed blacks were entitled to the same rights as whites. Radical Republicans
A bill originally pocket vetoed by President Lincoln, that required 50% of all voters in 1860 to take an “iron clad” oath in order to prove their allegiance to the Union. Wade-Davis Bill
A bureau that provided food, clothing, hospitals , and schools to newly freed blacks and poor whites as a means of integrating these people back into society. Freedman's Bureau
The Compromise of 1877 signaled an end to this. Reconstruction
This is the name for a Northerner who ventured South after the Civil War to make a profit from reconstruction. Carpetbagger
This is a person that works farm land rented from its owner and will pay the landowner with part of his harvest, rather than money. Sharecropper
This is an agricultural production system where landowners contribute their land to their laborers and often money to complete daily tasks. Tenant Farming
The Klux Klan is a secret ______ group that aimed to suppress the newly acquired rights of black people and terrorized other races as a way to enforce white supremacy. Hate
The Panic of 1873 was a _______ crises that stands as the first global depression brought about by industrial capitalism. Financial
Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president and went into office at the ______ of reconstruction. End

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