CS History 1200 midterm

CS History 1200 midterm - 13th Amendment this amendment...

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13 th Amendment – this amendment abolished slavery Presidential reconstruction – period of reconstruction after the civil war when Andrew Johnson was president. Wade Davis Bill – Congress’s response to Lincoln’s idea of south being readmitted into the union. This bill stated that 50% of the state must sign a loyalty vote to the U.S. and at the 13 th amendment to their state constitution. Andrew Johnson – Lincoln’s Vice president. Became president after Lincoln was assassinated. Johnson was a democrat from the Tennessee. Black Codes – series of laws designed to restrain the freedmen to create a cheap labor pool o rebuild the south. Required blacks to sign a one year labor contract to work on plantations. If they left the plantation they would be charged as a “vagrant” and could be sold to another plantation. Also limited their citizenship (couldn’t be in juries, no interracial marriage, punished more severely than whites) Freedmen’s Bureau – Created in March 1965 by congress as the principal agency for overseeing relations between former slaves and slave owners. Tried to est. minimum wages. Came up with “40 acres and a mule” Civil Rights Bill of 1866 – Stated that people born on U.S. soil are considered American citizens. (Except Native Americans) Andrew Johnson vetoed the bill. And for the first time in history congress overrode a presidential veto. 14 th Amendment – Identifies citizenship and states that citizens have due process and equality before the law. Radical Republicans/Radical reconstruction marked the end of presidential reconstruction. – leaders of the radical republicans. Wanted to provide freedmen with the land of the plantation owners of the south. Reconstruction Act of 1867 – gave black men the right to vote. Johnson vetoed this act and congress overrode the veto. 15 th amendment – Gave blacks the right to vote. Reconstruction amendments – the 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th , amendments Urban Machine – corrupt political groups that used public funds Tammany Hall – urban machine run by Boss Tweed Goo Goos – reform group whose plan was to reclaim the cities Blue Laws – banned the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Meant to keep the Sabbath day holy. Redeemers – government that replaced the radical republicans in 1877. Felt they were redeeming the south. Goal was to modernize the south. Fusion principle
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course FINANCE 2000 taught by Professor Eschmann during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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