Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction plan that would extend pardons and restore property rights to Southerners who swore allegiance to the union and constitution.
Prominent Confederates had to petition for a pardon.
And there was no mention of voting/civil rights of former slaves.
Guaranteed all citizens equal under law and prohibited states from violating the rights of their citizens.
It strengthened the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
1) Military Reconstruction Act (1867)
2) Tenure of Office Act (1867)
3) 15th Amendment (1869)
Divided Southern states into military districts
Set rules for ex-Confederates state for readmission to the Union
Secured black voting rights
White southerners gradually regained control of their states, often through violence and intimidation.
Support for Congressional reconstruction began to fade.
Was the radical Republican’s plan for Reconstruction that required loyalty oaths, abolition of slavery, repudiation of war debts, and denial of political rights to high-ranking Confederate officials. President Lincoln refused to sign the bill.
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