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Freedmen

African Americans who had once been enslaved


(Former slaves)

Sharecropping

Landowners rented land to poor both white and African American farmers. In return,the farmers promised to give landowners part of their crop once it was haversted

Credit

They did not have to pay for stuff right away

Reconstruction

or rebuilding of the south

Impeach

To accuse a President of being unfit to hold office

scalawags

an insult meaning "old useless horse"


to white southerners who stayed loyal to the north

Carpetbaggers

Northers who cane south to help freedmen or make money

Segregation

Laws passed to keep the races apart

Black codes

restricted blacks from going places,vote,jobs,not treated fairly

Sharecropping 2

Couldn't take peoples land,some fell deeper in dept because they couldn't pay enough credit

Segregation 2

Unfair treatment

Johnson

Impeached,wanted Black codes to be stronger, raised arguments,letting conf. leaders take charge

Klu Klux Klan

murdered blacks that tried to run in office

Freedmans Bureau

Tried to take land away then give it to the freedmen

13th amendment

Slavery prohibited throughout the U.S.

14th amendment

Equal protection of the laws to U.S. citizens

15th amendment

No citizen shall be denied the right to vote no matter the race

Missouri Compromise

Made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state.




Worked for thirty years


1820

Compromise of 1850

California became a free state and the Fugitive slave law strengthened


1850

Uncle Toms Cabin

Written by Harriet B Stowe


Told the north of the cruelty of slavery


Banned in parts of the south

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1857


Settlers could vote on being slave or free


Many skirmishes break out


People rush to settle in new territories.

Dred Scott Decision

1857


Sued for his freedom and lost.


Slavery could exist anywhere. There were no real free states.

Lincoln Elected President

1860


First Southern state (South Carolina) secedes [leaves] and others follow.