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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

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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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