Reconstructing America, 1865–1877

Blacks saw __________ as a means to gain a better job and be able to read the Bible.

In some cases, more cooperation between husbands and wives replaced __________ after the Civil War.

Strikes and organizations by sugar workers over the conditions and terms of their employment set the stage for broader organizing by the __________.

The __________ included bans on interracial marriage and blacks' access to the judicial system.

The __________ extended the Emancipation Proclamation and made it a part of the Constitution.

Courts in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee ruled that sharecroppers' crops belonged to the land owner, taking away the farmers' __________.

Women's suffrage advocates were outraged because the __________ did not grant the vote to women.

The __________ provided 160 acres of free land in the West to anyone who made improvements on it for five years.

Some blacks chose to become __________ because it gave them some control over their daily work lives, while others were forced to because of a lack of land and other work options.

In 1865, the unfolding drama of the __________ led white Southerners to worry that a similar uprising might occur in the United States if they did not gain more control over the freed people.

During the 1870s, the __________ attacked and intimidated blacks across the South in a successful effort to reduce their political power.

Johnson vetoed a bill to extend the __________ for a year, but Congress overrode his veto.