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Wade Davis Bill- Congress passed the Wade-Davis bill in 1864 as a substitute for Lincoln's ten percent plan. It required a majority of voters in a southern state to take a loyalty oath in order to begin the process of Reconstruction and guarantee black equality

Freedman’s Bureau- created by Congress in 1865, early welfare agency providing food, shelter, and medical aid for those made destitute by the war, Both blacks, chiefly freed slaves, and homeless whites

Black Codes- Laws passed by Southern state legislatures during Reconstruction, while Congress was out of session. These laws limited the rights of former slaves and led Congress to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment

Radical Republicans- faction
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There are at least two types of notes that were called greenback: *United States Note *Demand Note

Chapter 16

Comstock Lodge- 1859 discovered, produced over $340 million in gold and silver by 1890, responsible for Nevada entering the Union in 1864

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882- acts forbidding the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States, signed into law by Chester A. Arthur on May 8, 1882

Barbed wire- type of wire that consists of a twisted strand of wire with sharp barbs occurring periodically along the strand, invented in the 1870s by Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois, some people protested it because it seemed like a harsh type of fencing, called “The Devil’s Rope” by some

Frederick Jackson Turner “Frontier Thesis”- Turner decisively rejected the then common belief that the European background had been primarily responsible for the characteristics of the United States

New South- ideology following Reconstruction that the South could be restored to its previous glory through a diversified economy, it was used to rally Southerners and convince outside investors to underwrite regional industrialization by extolling the resources, labor supply, and racial

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