• By 1866, the differences  between President Andrew  Johnson and the Radical  Republicans had grown wide.
• The Radicals believed that the  Southern states were dragging  their heels in the Reconstruction  process and that Johns...
• This was despite the presence  of carpetbaggers, Northerners  who went to the South trying  to profit on the tough times...
• Third, states were required to  allow eligible male  voters, including African  Americans, to vote in these  elections• ...
• Fifth, southern states had to  guarantee equal rights to all  citizens.• Sixth, all states had to ratify  the 14 th Amen...
• After President Johnson vetoed  this measure, and the  Radicals, led by Charles  Sumner and Thaddeus  Stevens, overrode ...
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Overview of the Reconstruction Act of 1867 and the work of the Radical Republicans to cement their control of the process of bringing the southern states back into the Union. This includes a look at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and the ratification of the 15th Amendment

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  1. 1. • By 1866, the differences between President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans had grown wide.
  2. 2. • The Radicals believed that the Southern states were dragging their heels in the Reconstruction process and that Johnson was allowing it to happen, including encouraging states not to ratify the 14 th Amendment.
  3. 3. • This was despite the presence of carpetbaggers, Northerners who went to the South trying to profit on the tough times in the South, and scalawags, Southerners who sided with the Republicans.
  4. 4. • Third, states were required to allow eligible male voters, including African Americans, to vote in these elections• Fourth, those who had supported the Confederacy could not vote.
  5. 5. • Fifth, southern states had to guarantee equal rights to all citizens.• Sixth, all states had to ratify the 14 th Amendment in order to be readmitted, which was the only way it was approved.
  6. 6. • After President Johnson vetoed this measure, and the Radicals, led by Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens, overrode it, they decided that President Johnson had worn out his welcome.
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