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Reconstruction

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Reconstruction

War Over Reconstruction:Opposing Plans:

We want real change.

I want an quick reunion.

President Andrew Johnson

Congressman Thaddeus Stevens:A Radical Republican

- state must disband state government- state must write a new constitution- must ratify 13th and 14th Amendment (Citizenship for freed slaves)- must allow African American men to vote

- majority of white men must swear a loyalty oath to the union- state must ratify the 13th Amendment ending slavery- former Confederate officials may vote and hold office

Radicals Dominate- The Reconstruction Act of 1867: - removed all governments of southern states that did not ratify 14th Amendment - imposed military rule on these states, dividing them into 5 districts - to rejoin union states needed to write new constitutions, ratify the 14th amendment and allow blacks to vote


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