18-FlashCards - America A Narrative History 8th Ed Chapter 18 Title Description Radical Republicans Senators and congressmen who strictly identifying

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America: A Narrative History - 8th Ed. - Chapter 18 Title Description Radical Republicans Senators and congressmen who, strictly identifying the Civil War with the abolitionist cause, sought swift emancipation of the slaves, punishment of the rebels, and tight controls over the former Confederate states after the war. Freedmen's Bureau Reconstruction agency established in 1865 to protect the legal rights of former slaves and to assist with their education, jobs, health care, and landowning. West Virginia New state created from the 35 Western counties of Virginia that had refused to go along with secession. Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction President Lincoln's plan for reconstruction, issued in 1863, allowed southern states to rejoin the Union if 10 percent of the 1860 electorate signed loyalty pledges, accepted emancipation, and had received presidential pardons. Wade-Davis Bill Radical Republicans' 1864 plan for reconstruction that required loyalty oaths, abolition of slavery, repudiation of war debts, and denial of political rights to high-ranking Confederate officials; President Lincoln refused to sign the bill. pocket veto Refusal of a president to sign a bill that has passed through congress. Wade-Davis Manifesto In retaliation to Lincoln's pocket veto of the Wade-Davis Bill, furious Republicans penned the Wade-Davis Manifesto, which accused the president, among other sins, of usurping power and attempting to use readmitted states to ensure his reelection. John Wilkes Booth A crazed actor and Confederate zealot, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater. Henry Wirz Commander of the infamous prison at Andersonville, Georgia, who was executed during the aftermath of the ware. Andrew Johnson Lincoln's second vice-president, and successor upon Lincoln's death.

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