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Unformatted text preview: Republicans. The 1867 Military Reconstruction Act disappointed some Radical Republicans because it did not confiscate and redistribute southern plantations. Southern reconstruction constitutions introduced two major categories of changes into southern life: reduced aristocratic privilege and expanded state responsibility for the general welfare. The Supreme Court's 1873 Slaughterhouse cases hurt blacks' civil rights by ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment protected only rights stemming from the federal government....
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- Fall '08