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- History : Study of past human events based on evidence such as written documents.
- Politics : Activity that relates to the way in which society is governed, and the process by which human beings living in communities make decisions and establish obligatory values for its members.
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- History of the United States of America : The history of the United States of America from the colonial era to the present.
- Black history : A movement that developed out of the same forces that shaped the Civil Rights Movement.
- U.S. slavery era : The history of black slavery in the United States.
- Abraham Lincoln : (1809-65) Sixteenth U.S. President (from 1861 to 1865) who prosecuted the American Civil War to reclaim 11 seceding states and abolish slavery; assassinated in 1865 near the beginning of his second term. Considered the greatest of all American presidents.
- Andrew Johnson : The 17th president of the United States of America (1865-69) after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865.
- Carpetbagger : American northerners who moved to the South during Reconstruction after the American Civil War.
- Freedmen's Bureau : Federal agency created in March 1865 to help distressed refugees, primarily freed slaves, of the American Civil War.
- Horace Greeley : Add brief definition or description
- Jim Crow : Add brief definition or description
- Ku Klux Klan : Name of various secretive, white supremacy organizations originated in the United States of America after the Civil War.
- Radical Republican : Add brief definition or description
- Redeemers : A political coalition in the American South during the Reconstruction era, who sought to overthrow the Radical Republican coalition of Freedmen, carpetbaggers and Scalawags.
- Scalawag : A Southern white American who joined the Republican party during Reconstruction.
- Slave Power : Add brief definition or description