Terminology of specific time periods

Loose construction-means that the federal government can take reasonable actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid

Strict construction- people who favor strict constitution think that that federal government should do only what the constitution specifically says it can do

Black Codes- discriminatory laws passed by individual states that restricted blacks from practicing their rights

Temperance- the use of little or no alcohol

Abolition- the movement to end slavery

"knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." Fredrick Douglass

" you may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." William Wiberforce



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