#27 Reconstruction part 2

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Wednesday, May 31, y Reconstruction, part I III. The Politics of Reconstruction A. Presidential Reconstruction Johnson wanted to give the South the deal of the century - letting southern states back into  the union with minimal requirements  the southern political system only had to say “Sorry” then all was forgotten  south thought blacks were out of control - making demands for education, roaming around  country side  -openly celebrating their freedom  B. Radical Reconstruction Dozens of ex confederate officials in congress so black codes were put in place  took it into their own hands… 1. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 Passed the civil rights act- granted full US citizenship and guaranteed blacks equal protection  under the law  make sure that black codes and other oppressive things should not be tolerated  Johnson thought the civil rights act suppressed the white supremacy  Johnson vetoed the civil rights act but in April 1866 congress over rode with 2/3 majority  -typically unheard of for congress to override big stuff like that  2. The Fourteenth Amendment republicans wrote in the 14th amendment so no technicalities were made- gave blacks citizen- ship and equal protection under the law  outlawed black codes  3. The 1866 Elections Johnson’s strategy was in the congressional election of 1866 - show his ideas 
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