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dictatorship
a situation that exists when one rule or person has unrestricted authority
franchise
the right to vote in public elections
Loyal Leagues
a Republican organization in the post-Civil War period designed to help African Americans who wanted to vote
Ku Klux Klan
an organization founded in 1865 in Pulaski; originally a social club, it evolved into a political force that used force and intimidation to influence the behavior or the state’s citizens, especially African Americans
marital law
the use of military forces to keep order when civilian forces cannot or when there is an emergency
suffrage
the right to vote
poll tax
a tax paid by those who wished to vote
discrimination
actions that deny people their rights because of prejudice
segregation
separation of races
absently
inattentively
blackmail
a payment extorted by intimidation and threats
contempt
disdain or scorn for anything considered vile or worthless
incredulous
disbelieving
reflection
careful consideration; the act of thinking; pondering
absurd
utterly, obviously senseless or illogical
blunder
a gross or careless mistake
credentials
official identification papers
acclimated
accustomed to a new environment
borne
endured, tolerated
anticipated
foreseen, expected