Reconstruction

Reconstruction - Reconstruction 16:48 8/25/10 18651877

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Reconstruction 16:48 8/25/10 1865-1877 took place in various levels o different places, in state gov, in homes, in legislature, everywhere wartime reconstruction o Accept emancipation of slaves  Secession, things taken from ppl was given back Only ppl who were excluded were the highest ranking political officers  of the confederation  When 10% of a states eligible voters (men) had sworn oath of  allegiance back to the U.S, the state could take the deal plan for quick action, a quick fix when Abe Lincoln died 4 states had agreed  Wendell Phillips o “makes the negro’s freedom a mere sham” o abolitionists realized that w/o a total renovation of southern society that  freedom will have very little meaning for African Americans  presidential reconstruction o Andrew Johnson becomes president while congress is in recess in 1865 He believed that the person who should be in charge of reconstruction  should be the president He decided to put his own plan into action (presidential reconstruction) Remained loyal to the union, only southerner to do so
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Not a friend of the planter-class, worked very hard to become a  member of this planter-class By no means, an abolitionist, despised planter-class even though he  became a part of it  His plan: all state had to do to become part of U.S was renounce the  th  amendment Reason being that the debts wouldn’t be repaid  Planters were buying a lot of war bonds because they thought they  would get the money back but now the federal gov will not give money  their losses Johnson did nothing to enforce his terms  He was letting states come back in w/o actually following his terms  State govs across south decided to keep going on as usual since  no one was enforcing South feels empowered Passed series of laws that resembled old south ways  “black codes” congressional reconstruction o 1866-1877 of America  republicans have a 3:1 majority over democrats  republicans were blocking democrats from taking their seats  have enough power to overturn presidential vetoes
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Reconstruction - Reconstruction 16:48 8/25/10 18651877

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