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reconstruction crossword

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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

Chapter 17: Reconstruction Crossword

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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

The Reconstruction Era Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Civil War Crossword

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Description

a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery. Abolitionist
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 Abe Lincoln
the action of annexing something, especially territory. annexation
murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons. Assassinate
an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. Blockade
a Northerner who moved to the South after the American Civil War, during the Reconstruction era (1865–1877). Carpetbagger
fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Civil War
a southern soldier confederate
a plant that is farmed by slaves Cotton
landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether enslaved or free you have no rights Dred Scott Case
the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. Emancipation
a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War. FortSumter
a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means. Freedman
state that doesn't allow slavery FreeState
passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. FugitiveSlaveAct
a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. Harpers Ferry
the production of goods or services within an economy. Industry
an American politician who was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Jefferson Davis
an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. John Brown
an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a state in which slavery would be permitted. Missouri Compromise
a person who supervises others, especially workers. Overseer
a large piece of land usually in a tropical or semitropical area where one crop is specifically planted for widespread commercial sale and usually tended by resident laborers. Plantation
a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance. Proclamation
a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler. Rebel
Southern whites who supported Reconstruction and the Republican Party, after the American Civil War. Scalawags
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization. Secede
a legal or economic system in which principles of property law are applied to humans allowing them to be classified as property, to be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and they cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement. Slavery
a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in the United States in efforts to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Underground Railroad
the state of being united or joined. Union

Reconstruction Crossword

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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

Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

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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

Harlem Renaissance Crossword

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Prominent Harlem poet who married W. E. B. Dubois's daughter CounteeCullen
A benefit of the Harlem Renaissance was that it demonstrated the _______ spirit of a people. indefatigable
A time after the War Between the States when the Southern states were occupied by the U. S. military. Reconstruction
Famous for her "Banana Dance" JosephineBaker
First African American to be admitted to Barnard College; author; anthropologist ZoraNealeHurston
The Harlem Renaissance helped lay the foundation for the _______ ______ ______. CivilRightsMovement
The Harlem poet who wrote "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." PaulLawrenceDunbar
Plessy vs. Ferguson was a Supreme Court case that upheld __________> segregation
a labor organizer APhillipRandolph
Editor, philosopher, and public intellectual, who wrote The Soul of Black Folks WEBDuBois
Co-wrote the song considered the Black national anthem JamesWeldonJohnson
Believed African American education should be learning about trades like mechanics and plumbing: debated W. E. B. Dubois BookerTWashington
The Harlem ________ bravely fought on the front lines of World War I. Hellfighters
Harlem poet who wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Langston Hughes
Social gatherings hosted by local women to showcase local artists and raise money to pay household expenses. rentparties
The Harlem Renaissance instilled cultural ________. pride
A vocal improvisation associated with jazz scat
A Harlem poet who wrote "A Dream Deferred" LangstonHughes
An innovative form of music that emerged from Black culture that is considered distinctly American jazz
Actor, singer, athlete, political activist PaulRobeson
What the fifteenth amendment guaranteed African Americans vote
The Harlem Renaissance helped transform Black ________. identity

Civil War and Reconstruction Vocabulary Crossword

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Focus on the intrests of one's religion Sectionalism
To withdrawal from a larger unit one belongs to Secede
A person wbo supported ghe union cause during the civil war Unionist
A supporter of the Confederate States of America (CSA) Confederate
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national government, and state government Federalism
A formerly enslaved person Freedman
Using naval vessels to prevent shipment of food and supplies Blockade
The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions Emancipation
A public or offical announcment, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance Proclaimation
The idea that states can set aside, or cancel, federal laws Nullification
The act of assassinating someone Assassination
A minor change to a document Amendment
The effort, after the Civil War, to reorganize the seceded states and bring them back into the union Reconstruction
Military government involving the suspension of ordinary law Martial Law
A crop grown for the purpose of being sold Cash Crop
A farmer who works land owned by anothe and pays rent either jn cash or in share of the crops Tenant Farmer
A farmer who, in exchange for labor, is provided witb seed, tools, livkng quarters, and food, and recieves a share of the value of the crop Sharecropper
Free from outside control; self-governing Sovereign
Someone who completes against or fights another in a contset, fame, or argument; a rival or adversary Opponent
a person who publicly supports or reccomends a particular cause or policy Advocate
A tax on imported goods Tariff
A white southerner who supported reconstruction Scalawag

Civil War and Reconstruction Era Crossword

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Description

Having to do with the way people live together in communities. Social
having to do with structures and affairs of government, politics and its instutions, or politicians. Political
Having to do with the production, development, and mangement of material wealth of country, household, or business enterprise. Economic
War between the North and South during 1861-1865. Civil War
Era of rebuilding time for the United States after Civil War. (1865-1877) Reconstruction
_______of 1876 adopted the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. Texas Constitution
Most Texans were originally from the South and had connections to friends and families there. Many of these Texans agreed with slavery though most did not hold slaves. Sectionalism
President of the United States during the Civil War; assassinated 1 week after the war ended. Abraham Lincoln
Power reserved for the states rather than the states rather than the national government. States RIghts
Withdraw; pull away from Secede
Nothern states that wanted to abolish slavery. Union
Southern States that seceded to retain the slavery. Confederacy
Tax on imported goods from other countries import; to bring in from another country. Tariff
Lincoln's decree that abolished slavery throughout the Confederacy. Emanciapation Proclamation
Act that made men age 20-45 join the Confedrate army or the Union army. Conscription Act
He assassinated (killed) President Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth
June 19th, celebrated the ending of slavery; began in Galveston June 19, 1865. Juneteenth
Poeple reside on and farm land owned by a landlord. Tenant Farming
Poeple farming another landowner's land for a share of the profit. Sharecropping
Established in 1865 by the national government to provide freed slaves food, shelter, medicine, and opened the first school for African American children. Freedmen's Bureau
Laws passed in some southern states that encouraged segregation (separatin of races) Jim Crow Laws
Recognized the right to vote among African American men. 15th Amendment
Extended citizenship and due process to all born within, or naturalized to the United States (incuding formerly-enslaved people and excluding Amerianc Indians.) 14th Amendment
This ammendment freed people in slavery. 13th ammendment

The Civil War Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The bloodiest day of the war. Antietam
The bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg
Northern group. This group was lead by Abraham Lincoln. Union
The southern group whose leader was Jefferson Davis. Confederacy
Largest southern jail that help Union soldiers. Andersonville
General of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee
Battle that started the war. Fort Sumter
President of the United States during The Civil War. Abraham Lincoln
Commander of the Union at the end of the war. Ulysses S. Grant
Confederate's strategy. They would export cotton to other countries hoping to become allies. "King Cotton"
Northern strategy. The north would destroy the supplies and land of The South Anaconda Plan
Northern soldier, W.T Sherman, spread his army around the south and destroyed land and supplies. March To Sea
Largest cause of the Civil War. Union believed the south should not enslave people, while the south thought otherwise. Slavery
Compromise set to make the north and south happy by making CA a free state, but other states would now be open to slavery. a very strict fugitive slave act was set. GA Platform was created because of this compromise. Compromise of 1850
Compromise set where Missouri became a slave state and Maine a free state. Slavery would now not be allowed above the 36,30 line of latitude. Missouri Compromise
Belief on whether state's rights are more important than federal rights. The south was for this while the north was not. Sectionalism
People opposed to slavery Abolitionists
Northern economic system during the Civil War Industrial
Southern economic system during The Civil War Agricultural
Middle-class farmers. They usually owned less than 100 acres of land. Yeoman Farmers
People who owned no land and got by the best they could. About 1 in 10 Poor Whites
The North put tariffs on imported goods, forcing the south to buy goods from the north. SC was the first state to nullify this. Tariff of 1828