I am trying to use the terminal in Fedora but it won't accept my password.
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If the user is not in the sudoers file the error sudo outputs is to say so and zay that it will be reported not say that the password is incorrect, this may be bad syntax in the sudoers file, it's quite picky about syntax, can you post the sudoers file? after removing any sensitive bits.
On F22 (which you should have installed if a recent install), you should get nag screens for using yum instead of dnf.
So I'll presume you're pre-F22.
I don't use sudo normally, but (in F22) it all looks like the above if you use the wrong user password.
The default sudoers file only has the wheel group (other than root) as authorised to all commands. If you didn't tick the box to be an admin, you probably aren't in the wheel group - "groups" will tell you.
As for sudoers, start with the manpage. As usual.