18 - th amendment BLACK CODES Freedmens Code Johnson and...

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17:31 C. Wade Davis Bill Passed July 1864 Compromise Iron-Clad Oath Prohibited slavery Lincoln pocket-vetoed the bill – hinted at agreeing with limited suffrage But was assassinated on April 15, 1865 Andrew Johnson Self made man, former slave owner Blamed the planter aristocracy for the war Public believed he was going to punish aristocratic class He was lenient like Lincoln, Johnson believed reunion was an executive  matter Series of proclamations allowing lenient terms for “restoration” Mississippi Black Code – can’t testify against white men. Black marriages will be  recognized by law BUT races can’t intermarry Black Codes Ex-confeds returned to power in many southern states Some states refused to repudiate secession and ratify the 13
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Unformatted text preview: th amendment BLACK CODES Freedmens Code Johnson and Congress do battle Congress refused to seat the southern delegates Congress controlled the purse and thus the implementation of Reconstruction 14 th Amendment Constitutional guarantee of rights for all citizens Didnt explicitly mention race Rising violence in the south clinched moderate support Military Reconstruction New process for admitting states o All voters (including blacks and excluding confeds) to elect delegates to state conventions to write new constitutions guaranteeing black suffrage o Ratify 14 th Amendment Profound challenge 17:31 17:31...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course FIN 3000 taught by Professor Ackute during the Spring '10 term at Kennesaw.

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