A person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal
Scalawag
An emancipated slave
Freedman
a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent
Sharecropper
The period after the Civil War in which the states formerly part of the confederacy were brought back into the United States
Reconstruction
A tax levied on every adult, without reference to income or resources
Poll Tax
Used to deny suffrage from African Americans by Souther State Legislatures
Literacy Test
Laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866 after the Civil War that 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 Code
Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
Corruption
A political candidate that seeks election in an area where they have no local connections
Carpetbagger
The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things being set apart
Segregation
State and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States
Jim Crow Law
Kill, especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial
Lynching