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United States Senators The United States went through many changes after the Civil War. The political tension was extraordinary. There were many different views on how the country should be reconstructed. There were two prominent groups that had a lot of say so after the Civil War. There was the Radical Republicans who were anti-slavery and wanted African Americans to have equal rights. There were also the moderate Republicans who did not believe that African Americans should have equal rights, but they still needed federal protection. The Radical Republican Senator As a Radical Republican Senator, I believe that former slaves should have equal rights. I also believe that the southern states should be readmitted to the Union, only after they had ended slavery. I want harsher measures for the southern states. I was really upset with Andrew Johnson and took part in the overriding of his veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This was a law that declared everyone that was born in the United States to be citizens, regardless of race, color, or previous conditions of slavery. As citizens, they could make
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