3-6-08 Notes

3-6-08 Notes - "Reconstruction: New Rights and Old...

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“Reconstruction: New Rights and Old Reaction” Key Concepts Making an America without Slavery Half finished revolution Key Dates 1865 to 1877 Key Laws & Amendments Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1870, 1871 Amendments 13 th , 14 th , 15 th Another Source Burlingame Treaty (July 1868) Article II Article VI Local Reaction Hands tied yet unleashed “Neutral Ordinances” 1854 People v. Hall o Chinese were put into the Indian group so that the defendant cannot testify in this case o Judges did “gymnastics” to categorize Chinese as Indians because back then, negroes, mulattoes, and Indians couldn’t testify 1862 Linsing v. Washburn; could testify because Chinese was grouped into Indians by extrapolation
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o Then 1863 the court decided no more ambiguity, couldn’t categorize Chinese as Indians o 1862 first year of Civil War 11 succeeded Southern states after Civil War 1865 o How to bring back these states back into relation with the Union
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