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Reconstruction. Chapter 45. Vocabulary. pardon. An official act that forgives some crime or activity. Vocabulary. impeach. To charge a public official with crimes in office. Vocabulary. carpetbagger. A person from the North who came to the South to make money after the Civil War.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Chapter

45


Vocabulary

Vocabulary

pardon

An official act that forgives some crime or activity.


Vocabulary1

Vocabulary

impeach

To charge a public official with crimes in office.


Vocabulary2

Vocabulary

carpetbagger

A person from the North who came to the South to make money after the Civil War.


Vocabulary3

Vocabulary

scalawag

A person in the South who helped the North’s reconstruction government for gain.


Vocabulary4

Vocabulary

Sharecropper

A person who farms land owned by someone else and earns a share in the money made.


Reconstruction

45.1

What was the opinion of Radical Republicans of Johnson’s Reconstruction plan?

They hated his plan. They wanted to punish the South.


Reconstruction

45.1

Explain how it was possible for the new tough plans proposed by the Radicals to go into effect?

Since more Republicans won races for Congress in 1866, the Radicals were able to go ahead with their plan. Therefore Johnson wasn’t able to stop them.


Reconstruction

45.1

What are Reconstruction Acts?

The Reconstruction Acts were tougher laws created by the Radicals. It divided the South into 5 parts where each part was ran by an US Army General.


Reconstruction

45.1

Explain how the south looked under the Reconstruction Acts.

South was divided into 5 parts. A US Army General was in charge of an area. States in the South had to meet stiff rules to get back in the Union.


Reconstruction

45.1

What rights of the white men were taken away by the Radicals?

Many of them lost their right to vote.


Reconstruction

45.1

What rights were given to the African Americans?

African Americans were given the right to vote.


Reconstruction

45.2

Explain the politics between the President and Congress during Reconstruction.

While the Radicals were able to influence Congress to uphold the Reconstruction and pass on tough laws; President Johnson kept trying to stop these laws from passing.


Reconstruction

45.2

What was the Tenure of Office Act?

The Tenure of Office Act kept the President from firing anyone in the Cabinet without consent from Congress.


Reconstruction

45.2

Why did the House vote to impeach the President?

Because President Johnson broke the law (Tenure of Office Act) and fired the Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.


Reconstruction

45.2

Do you think Johnson’s treatment of Stanton was grounds for impeachment? Why or why not


Reconstruction

45.2

Was the President impeached?

No, President Johnson was able to keep his job by one vote.


Reconstruction

45.3

What is the difference between carpetbaggers and scalawags?

The carpetbaggers were people from the North who came to the South to make money after the Civil War; while the scalawags were people from the south who helped the North’s Reconstruction government for gain.


Reconstruction

45.4

How did life change for African Americans in the South?

Radical Republicans in Congress passed three amendments to the constitution which made sure that African Americans were free and able to vote; many African Americans won seats in Congress, things were a lot better for them. However this was short lived.


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