A Brief Note On The United States And The Civil War

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1. 13th amendment- Abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.
2. 14th amendment- Addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.
3. 15th amendment- Prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen 's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
4. Jim Crow Laws- Were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States. Enacted after the Reconstruction period.
5. Black Codes- These laws had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans ' freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt.
6. KKK- An extremist right-wing secret society in the US it was originally founded in the Southern states after the Civil War to oppose social change and black emancipation by violence and terrorism.
7. Immigration and settlement patterns- most migrants continued to come from northwestern Europe. They were followed in subsequent decades by streams of people from southern and eastern Europe. The reasons for this shift are based on the impact of the Industrial Revolution.
8. Nativism- The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants…
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