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carpetbaggers
A Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War for political or financial advantage (so called because they carried their belongings in a carpet bag, a traveling bag made out of carpet fabric and used chiefly in the United States in the 19th century)
Reconstruction
The period (1865-1877) during which the states of the Confederacy wre controlled by the federal government before being readmitted to the Union
13th Amendment
Forbids slavery in America and its territories
14th Amendment
grants citizenship to all people born in America and guarantees them equal protection under the law
15th Amendment
insures black males the right to vote