AH ch 5 test SG - Term Definition"Forty Acres and a...

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Term:"Forty Acres and a Mule"Definition:-Land distribution experiment in SC-implemented by Union GeneralWilliam Sherman.-Land given to freedmen (blackfamilies)-They were given 40 acer plotsTerm:"Solid South"Definition:-Democrats who opposedreconstruction combined with whitesouther voters. -Blocked many federal Reconstructionpolicies, and reversed many reforms ofthe reconstruction legislature.Term:Abraham LincolnDefinition:-Civil War president -Was assassinated before the end ofthe war-Congress did not like hisreconstruction plan, they did notsupport itTerm:Andrew JohnsonDefinition:-Democrat -President after Lincoln-Born in NC
-Willing to pardon confederate troops-Disliked rich plantation owners
Term:B.K. BruceDefinition:-Former Slave-Elected to Mississippi legislature,then the Senate.Term:Black CodesDefinition:-Enacted by Johnson's ReconstructionAct-Restricted freedmen's rights -They established virtual slavery withprovisions like curfews, vagrancyLaws (they had to work), labor contracts,land restrictions (only rent homes inrural areas).Term:CarpetbaggersDefinition:-Northern Republicans who moved topost war South-Southerners gave them this name-Referred to a type of cheap suitcasemade of cheap carpet scraps-Implied northerners had stuffed somecloths into a carpet bag and rushed tomake profit from southern misery.
Term:Civil RightsDefinition:-African Americans have the rightLife, liberty, right to vote, guaranteedthem rights in public places.Term:Compromise of 1877Definition:Democrats agreed to give Hayesvictory in the presidential election -In return he had to remove theremaining troops from southern statesas PresidentTerm:Pocket VetoDefinition:-When Congress ends its session

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