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I. Why, and when, Congress took control of Reconstruction Andrew Johnson was a Unionist; his animosity with the South came from them breaking from the Union. He was at heart – still a racist. a. Feb 1866 – Johnson vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill i. Called it an “immense patronage” – showering benefits that were never granted to “our own people” b. Mar 1866 – Johnson again vetoed the Civil Rights Bill i. “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am president” it shall be government for white men.” c. Johnson urged states not to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment – and
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Unformatted text preview: personally campaigned during the 1866 congressional elections i. Johnson is in a heated battle with Congress – he tried to unite his supporters and create a new party. ii. Johnson fails – the Repubs using the “waving the bloody shirt” – tactic build a 3-1 majority in Congress, effectively making Jackson powerless – since they can easily veto. d. Beginning with the Reconstruction Act of 1867, Congress has now taken reins over Southern Reconstruction II. What did Congressional Reconstruction require of the states of the former Confederacy....
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  • Spring '07
  • Kieth
  • Government, American Civil War, United States Congress, Southern United States, Reconstruction era of the United States, Andrew Johnson, Congressional Reconstruction require

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