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Units 11 and 12: Civil War and Reconstruction. Civil War. a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country . sectionalism. an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region. validity. executed with the proper legal authority. nullification.

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Units 11 and 12:

Civil War and Reconstruction


Civil war
Civil War

a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country


Sectionalism
sectionalism

an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region


Validity
validity

executed with the proper legal authority


Nullification
nullification

the action of a state attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its territory of a law of the United States


bias

a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment :prejudice


States rights
States’ rights

all rights not given to the federal government


H abeas corpus
habeas corpus

any of several common-law written documents issued to bring a party before a court or judge


Compromise
compromise

Agreement between two or more sides in which each side gives up some of what it wants


Conflict
conflict

competitive or opposing action of incompatibles


Tariff
tariff

Tax on imports or exports


Region
region

a geographic area with similar features


Provisions
provisions

the act or process of providing


Constitutionality
constitutionality

In accordance with the provisions of a constitution


Emancipation
emancipation

The act ofsetting free from restraint


Nationalism
nationalism

loyalty and devotion to a nation


Reconstruction
reconstruction

the act of rebuilding


Radical reconstruction
radical reconstruction

associated with political views


Scalawag
scalawag

A white Southerner acting in support of the reconstruction governments after the American Civil War often for private gain


C ivil rights
civil rights

the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially: the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress


Jim crow laws
Jim Crow Laws

Law that enforced racial segregation in the U.S. South between 1877 and the 1950s.


Carpetbagger
carpetbagger

a Northerner in the South after the American Civil War usually seeking private gain under the reconstruction governments


Freedmen
Freedmen

former slaves who have been released from slavery


B lack codes
black codes

laws passed by Southern state legislatures to define the legal place of blacks in society after the Civil War.

No black or freedman shall be permitted [allowed] to rent or keep a house within the limits of the town under any circumstances…

--- from a Black Code in

Opelousas, Louisiana


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