HIST 1302 exam notes 1 - The rise and fall of Reconstruction 1865-1877 President Johnson and Radical Reconstruction 1 Johnson leads Reconstruction

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The rise and fall of Reconstruction, 1865-1877 President Johnson and Radical Reconstruction 1. Johnson leads Reconstruction Political career as Champion of small farmer Lacked Lincoln’s skills and sense Not a proponent of African American enfranchisement 2. Presidential Reconstruction, 1865-1867 Pardon white Southern Elites Allow state governments free hand in local affairs. 3. Passage of Black Codes New Southern laws that restricted freedoms of African Americans. President Johnson and Radical Reconstruction, Cont. 1. Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens (Pennsylvania) and Charles Sumner (Massachusetts). Called for new governments free of “Rebels” in power Right of Black men to vote 2. Expansion of Federal powers Radicals embraced the expanded powers President Johnson and Radical Reconstruction, Cont. 1. Moderate Republicans attempt compromise. Sen. Trumbull attempts to modify Johnson’s Policies Extend the Freedman’s Bureau Civil Rights Bill: Equality before the Law. Sought to overturn Black
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