HIS1302 Key Terms 18 - Brian Park Chapter 18 Key Terms 1 Freedmens Bureau Reconstruction agency established in 1865 to protect the legal rights of

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Brian Park Chapter 18 Key Terms 1. 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. 2. John Wilkes Booth – He assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865. He was pursued to Virginia and killed. 3. Andrew Johnson – As President Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, he was elevated to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. In order to restore the Union after the Civil War, he issued an amnesty proclamation and required former Confederate states to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment. He fought Radical Republicans in Congress over whether he or Congress had the authority to restore states rights to the former Confederate states. This fight weakened both his political and public support. In 1868, the Radical Republicans attempted to impeach Johnson but fell short on the required number of votes needed to remove him from office.

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