vocab - Chapter 16: Reconstruction (1863-1877) New South: A...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 16: Reconstruction (1863-1877) New South: A vision of the South, promoted after the Civil War by Henry Grady…urged south to abandon its dependence on agriculture and use its cheap labor and natural resources to compete with northern industry. Many southerners migrated from farms to cities in the late 19 th century……. .after civil war…Called for south to use cheap labor and resources to compete with the North. Emancipation : Goal shared by slaves and abolitionists like. The act of freeing from slavery or bondage. Occurred w/ passage to the 13 th amendment. Suffrage : The right to vote. Associated with women’s’ efforts to secure their votes. Antebellum “Before war” refers to before civil war…These southern whites kept blacks illiterate, and freedmen wanted to learn to read and right. (Even though blacks became literate in union army) States’ Rights: A strict interpretation of the Constitution that holds that federal power over the states is limited and that the states hold ultimate sovereignty. Cornerstone of the south’s resistance to federal control of slavery. Conservative- strong central government ….a political and moral outlook dating back to Alexander Hamilton…Associated w/ the Republican Party today. Impeachment The process by which formal charges of wrongdoing are brought against a president, a governor, or a federal judge. Franchise The right to vote. The franchise was gradually widened in the United States to include groups such as women and African Americans, who had no vote when the Constitution was ratified. Feminist The belief that men and women have the inherent right to equal social, political, and economic opportunities. The suffrage movement and second-wave feminism of the 1960s and 1970s were the most visible and successful manifestations of feminism, but feminist ideas were expressed in a variety of statements and movements as early as the late 18 th century. (Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B Anthony began fighting for suffrage, why can ignorant blacks vote…but women cannot? Yeoman A farmer who owned a small plot of land that was sufficient to support a family and was tilled by family members and perhaps a few servants. Jim Crow The system of racial segregation that developed in post-civil war south and extended well into the 20 th century; replaced slavery as the chief instrument of white supremacy. Segregated African Americans in public facilities such as trains and streetcars and denied them basic civil rights, including the right to vote. Separate but equal. Bloody Shirt A refrain used by Republicans in the late 19 th century to remind the voting public that the Democratic Party, dominated by the south, was largely responsible for the Civil War and that the Republican party had led the victory to preserve the union, republicans urged their constituents to “vote the way you shot” Chapter 17: The Contested West (1870-1900) Culture A term used here to connote what is commonly called “way of life.” It refers not only to how a
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 7

vocab - Chapter 16: Reconstruction (1863-1877) New South: A...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online