Radical Civil Laws – History Quiz

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Radical Civil Laws – History Quiz

The key terms of History Quiz include, Radical, Civil, Laws, Black, Act.


black codes

Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves


grandfather clause

A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867


andrew carnegie

United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)


civil rights act of 1866

Passed by Congress on 9th April 1866 over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition.


radical republicans

These were a small group of people in 1865 who supported black suffrage. They were led by Senator Charles Sumner and Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. They supported the abolition of slavery and a demanding reconstruction policy during the war and after.


13th amendment

abolished slavery


thaddeus stevens

A radical Republican who believed in harsh punishments for the South. Leader of the radical Republicans in Congress.


compromise of 1877

This settled the election of 1876, troops were removed from Louisiana and South Carolina and concessions for building a southern transcontinental railroad made


Steffens

He was a “muckraker” during the Progressive Era, best known for his “The Shame of the Cities” which exposed the political corruption found in major U.S. cities.


Susan B. Anthony

This was a Women’s suffrage pioneer who also urged for emancipation.


Theodore Roosevelt

This was a 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama canal was built during his administration; said `Speak softly but carry a big stick` (1858-1919). He was considered by many to be the nation’s first conservation President.


Upton Sinclair

He was a prolific US author who promoted socialist views and anarchist causes. He is most popular for writing “The Jungle,” dealing with the meat packing industry.


andrew johnson

A Southerner form Tennessee, as V.P. when Lincoln was killed, he became president. He opposed radical Republicans who passed Reconstruction Acts over his veto. The first U.S. president to be impeached, he survived the Senate removal by only one vote. He was a very weak president.


15th amendment

citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude


14th amendment

Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws


charles sumner

He was an unpopular senator from Mass., and a leading abolitionist. In 1856, he made an assault in the pro-slavery of South Carolina and the South in his coarse speech, “The Crime Against Kansas.” The insult angered Congressmen Brooks of South Carolina.


black codes

Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves


grandfather clause

A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867


andrew carnegie

United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)


civil rights act of 1866

Passed by Congress on 9th April 1866 over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition.


radical republicans

These were a small group of people in 1865 who supported black suffrage. They were led by Senator Charles Sumner and Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. They supported the abolition of slavery and a demanding reconstruction policy during the war and after.


13th amendment

abolished slavery


thaddeus stevens

A radical Republican who believed in harsh punishments for the South. Leader of the radical Republicans in Congress.


compromise of 1877

This settled the election of 1876, troops were removed from Louisiana and South Carolina and concessions for building a southern transcontinental railroad made


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