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  • Page 567: A Democratic Party broadside from the election of 1866 in Pennsylvania uses racist imagery to argue that government assistance aids lazy former slaves at the expense of hardworking whites. Credit: Reproduced from the Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division, LC-USZ62-40764.
  • Page 568: A Democratic ribbon from the election of 1868, with Horatio Seymour and Francis P. Blair, Jr., the party’s candidates for president and vice president. The ribbon illustrates the explicit appeals to racism that marked the campaign. Credit: Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.

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  • Reconstruction II Or, the more things change the more they stay the same…
  • Radical Reconstruction- Reconstruction Act 1867
    • 5 mil. districts
    • new state const. approved by Cong.  work begins in 1868
    • ratify 14th before readmission (rat. 1868)
    • Attempting Impeachment??
    • Tenure of Office Act
      • Johnson couldn’t hire/fire w/out Cong. consent
      • Johnson fire Rad. Rep. Stanton
      • House votes before drawing up specific charges
      • Senate falls one vote short of 2/3
    • 15th Amendment - vote (couldn’t deny on color or previous condition of servitude)
      • (passed 1869 & rat. 1870)
  • 5 Military Districts - Governor is a General
  • Radical Reconstruction- Reconstruction Act 1867
    • 5 mil. districts
    • new state const. approved by Cong.  work begins in 1868
    • ratify 14th before readmission (rat. 1868)
    • Attempting Impeachment??
    • Tenure of Office Act
      • Johnson couldn’t hire/fire w/out Cong. consent
      • Johnson fire Rad. Rep. Stanton
      • House votes before drawing up specific charges
      • Senate falls one vote short of 2/3
    • 15th Amendment - vote (couldn’t deny on color or previous condition of servitude)
      • (passed 1869 & rat. 1870)
  • fig15_12.jpg
  • fig15_13.jpg
  • Election of 1868
  • Grant as President
    • “ waving the bloody shirt”
    • Corruption
    • Force Act 1870 & KKK Act 1871
    • Amnesty Act 1872
  • Election of 1872
  • Plessy v. Ferguson Jim Crow